Giant white-tailed rat

Giant white-tailed rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Uromys caudimaculatus

 

Keywords: white , brown , tail

The Giant white-tailed 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 giant whitetailed rat
A young / baby of a giant whitetailed rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A giant whitetailed rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

Facts about the giant white-tailed rat

Giant White-Tailed Rat or Uromys caudimaculatus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

germinate (v) – To cause to sprout or develop giant white-tailed rat (n) – Uromys caudimaculatus is one of the largest rodents that also lives in New Guinea and the Aru Islands. (Full text)

Weighing up to a kilogram, the Giant White-tailed Rat is the same size as a small domestic cat or a rabbit. (Full text)

The Giant White-tailed Rat is restricted to Northern Queensland from just south of Townsville to the tip of Cape York Peninsula. (Full text)

up to a kilogram, the Giant White-tailed Rat is the same . (Full text)

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