Yellow-nosed cotton rat

Yellow-nosed cotton rat

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


Keywords: yellow

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

Facts about the yellow-nosed cotton rat

Comments on Population Status The Yellow-nosed cotton rat (Sigmodon ochrognathus) is listed in the Federal Register, November 15, 1994, as a Category 2 species for consideration to be listed as a threatened or endangered species.

Mexican voles and yellow-nosed cotton rats are believed to have colonized new mountain ranges in Arizona within the last century. (Full text)

The Yellow-nosed Cotton Rat is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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