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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 BrantsA 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'.
Brants's whistling rat habitatsArtificial / Terrestrial, Pastureland, Shrubland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland
Facts about the Brants's whistling rat
53(2) Pages 227236, 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)More animals beginning with B