Harris's rice water rat

Harris's rice water rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Sigmodontomys aphrastus


The Harris's rice water rat 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 Harris
A young / baby of a Harris is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Harris group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Costa Rica

Facts about the Harris's rice water rat

Harris's Rice Water Rat or Sigmodontomys aphrastus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Critically Endangered due to B1+2c. (Full text)

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