Spiny rat

Spiny rat

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


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

Facts about the spiny rat

In the second year, I manipulated resource density to test the hypothesis that spiny rats are not food-limited during the rainy season (the season of resource abundance).

Another organism that has developed alongside the spiny rat is the finch, again inspired by Darren's comments.

DictionaryRATOrocket-assisted takeoffArticlesRato de Taquara*Spiny rats are herbivores and their diet includes fruit, nuts, and grains such as corn.

Like “true” rats and mice (family Muridae), spiny rats are slender and have short limbs, small hairless ears, large eyes, and either pointed or blunt noses with long whiskers.

Maybe the world's a better place now that the Puerto Rican spiny rat is no longer around.

Spiny rats are also important hosts for many infectious agents that cause diseases in humans, including leishmaniasis and Chagas' disease.

Spiny rats are often the most abundant rodent within their large geographic range.

Tail : mammals : rodents: Spiny Rat*Ground-dwelling spiny rats are 16 to 30 cm (6 to 12 in) long, with a tail of about the same length.

panamensis, which was characterized by nodular, non-ulcerated lesions, showed that spiny rats are susceptible to this species of Leishmania. (Full text)

Bishop's Fossorial Spiny Rat is a herbivore. (Full text)

The spiny rat is part of a very old (≈25 million years) family (Echimyidae) (40), and long-term exposure to VEEV may have selected for resistance to disease in these animals. (Full text)

This was exciting to me because the spiny rat is the primary food source of the bushmaster and terciopelo (even proven to us two days later)! (Full text)

The spiny rat is a small squirrel like creature, covered in inch long spines. (Full text)

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