Emperor rat

Emperor rat

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


The Emperor rat is listed as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the emperor rat
A young / baby of a emperor rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A emperor rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

Facts about the emperor rat

Justification Uromys imperator is known from three specimens collected by Charles Woodford between 1886 and 1888, at Aola, Guadalcanal (Flannery 1995).

Perhaps, like Nicholas de Dongh Corleone (Evening Standard) Emperor Rat is nearing death (Issue 51), has had a Pauline conversion and wishes to be remembered with love and affection by all the people in the West End he and his Indie gang have terrorised over the years.

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