Roraima mouse

Roraima mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Podoxymys roraimae


The Roraima mouse is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Roraima mouse
A young / baby of a Roraima mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Roraima mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.

Facts about the Roraima mouse

The distribution of the Roraima mouse (Podoxymys roraimae) is confined to the top of Mount Roraima (2,772 m), where the borders of Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela converge. (Full text)

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