Brants's whistling rat

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Brants's whistling rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Otomyinae
Species : Parotomys brantsii

 

The Brants's whistling rat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Brants's whistling rat

53(2) Pages 227–236, 1998) Brants' whistling rat, Parotomys brantsii, is a gregarious rodent indigenous to the south-west arid biome of southern Africa.

Brants's Whistling Rat or Parotomys brantsii is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern . (Full text)

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