Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Rattus colletti
The Dusky rat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. 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 dusky ratA young / baby of a dusky rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A dusky rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Facts about the dusky rat
Dusky Rat or Rattus colletti is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .
The 6-20 cm dusky rat is a native rodent (as opposed to a marsupial rat), and has the most restricted distribution of the seven native rodents in Australia, living only in the monsoonal sub-coastal plains of the Northern Territory. (Full text)
Dusky rats are an integral part the ecology of the monsoonal floodplain of the Northern Territory of Australia. (Full text)More animals beginning with D