Short-haired water rat

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Original source: Distribution of the murine rodent genus Paraleptomys on New Guinea based on Image:New guinea named.PNG.

Short-haired water rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Paraleptomys wilhelmina


The Short-haired water rat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the shorthaired water rat
A young / baby of a shorthaired water rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A shorthaired water rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

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