Rock-dwelling giant rat

Rock-dwelling giant rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Xenuromys barbatus


The Mimic tree-rat, rock-dwelling giant rat, rock-dwelling 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 rockdwelling giant rat
A young / baby of a rockdwelling giant rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A rockdwelling giant rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

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