Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Xenomys nelsoni
The Magdalena rat is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the Magdalena ratA young / baby of a Magdalena rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Magdalena rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
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