Eastern rat

Eastern rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Rattus mordax

 

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

Facts about the eastern rat

The Eastern rat is revered for its quick wits and its ability .

The Eastern rat is revered for its quick wits and its ability to accrue and hold on to items of value; rats are considered a symbol of good luck and wealth in both China and

The Eastern rat is revered for its quick wits and its ability to accrue and hold on to items of value; rats are considered a symbol of good luck and wealth in both China and Japan. (Full text)

Eastern 'rats are generally larger then in other sections. (Full text)

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