Arizona cotton rat

Arizona cotton rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Sigmodon arizonae


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

Facts about the Arizona cotton rat

ARIZONA The species, Sigmodon arizonae is found in central and southeastern Arizona, south of the Verde River valley and west of the Graham, Dos Cabezas, and Chiricahua mountains *03*.

Ninety to ninety-five percent of all the places where Arizona cotton rats are known to occur (in the state?

Sigmodon arizonae is probably similar to other species within the genus which feed chiefly on green vegetation, but also consume some insects.

The Arizona cotton rat is a thick-bodied rodent of medium length, with a thinly-furred tail and small ears and eyes. (Full text)

The Arizona Cotton Rat is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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