Brazilian arboreal mouse

Brazilian arboreal mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Rhagomys rufescens

 

The Brazilian arboreal mouse is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Brazilian arboreal mouse

Brazilian Arboreal Mouse or Rhagomys rufescens is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Critically Endangered due to B1+2c.

The Brazilian arboreal mouse is one of the species that live in the Atlantic Forest Biodiversity Hotspot (Cons. (Full text)

*** The Brazilian arboreal mouse is known from only a few specimens. (Full text)

The Brazilian Arboreal Mouse is missing its claw from both the big and little toes of its hind foot. (Full text)

The Brazilian Arboreal Mouse is a very “unmousey” color of orange highlighted with paler under parts, yellow feet, and white colored toes. (Full text)

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