Wetzel's climbing mouse

Wetzel's climbing mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Rhipidomys wetzeli


The Wetzel's climbing mouse 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 Wetzel
A young / baby of a Wetzel is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Wetzel group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.

Facts about the Wetzel's climbing mouse

The climbing rat Rhipidomys wetzeli is known only from the tepuis in three Venezuelan national parks: Canaima, Duida-Marahuaca, and Neblina. (Full text)

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