Long-haired rat

Long-haired rat

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

 

The Long-haired 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 longhaired rat
A young / baby of a longhaired rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A longhaired rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Australia

Facts about the long-haired rat

(The Australian Long-haired Rat is one example.

Long-Haired Rat or Rattus villosissimus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

nsf/Content/Long-haired+rat+vulnerable+species+listing NPWS - Long-haired rat - vulnerable species listing: The long-haired rat (Rattus villosissimus) is listed as VULNERABLE on the schedules of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act.

The long-haired rat (Rattus villosissimus) is listed as VULNERABLE on the schedules of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act.

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