Tawny-bellied cotton rat

Tawny-bellied cotton rat

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

 

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

Facts about the tawny-bellied cotton rat

MARSH rush/bulrush/sedge/cattailYr-RndImportant01 Comments on Gap Analysis Habitat Associations Mohlenrich (1961) concluded that the tawny-bellied cotton rat is dependent on a high percentage grass cover, and data collected in this study corroborate his findings.

MARSH rush/bulrush/sedge/cattailYr-RndImportantýCasual UseýImportantýImportantýImportantýCasual UseýCasual UseýCasual UseýImportantýImportantýImportantýImportantýImportantýImportantýImportantýCasual UseýImportant01 999 Comments on Gap Analysis Habitat Associations Mohlenrich (1961) concluded that the tawny-bellied cotton rat is dependent on a high percentage grass cover, and data collected in this study corroborate his findings.

Sigmodon fulviventer is an animal of well-developed grassland, presently limited to southwestern New Mexico and the middle Rio Grande Valley from Socorro to Sandoval counties *01*.

Tawny-bellied Cotton Rat is tawny or buff below.

Over their limited range in Arizona and New Mexico, tawny-bellied cotton rats are found in weedy and grassy places in pinyon-juniper-live oak woodland, Mexican oak-pine woodland, and mesquite-yucca-grassland vegetation types, where their runways are hidden in the (Full text)

The tawny-bellied cotton rat is similar in appearance to two other cotton rats that occur in Texas. (Full text)

The Tawny-bellied Cotton Rat is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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