Short-tailed cane mouse

Short-tailed cane mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Zygodontomys brevicauda


The Short-tailed cane mouse 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 shorttailed cane mouse
A young / baby of a shorttailed cane mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A shorttailed cane mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.

Facts about the short-tailed cane mouse

, 2002): Description: The results of recent studies on the epidemiology of VHF indicate that the cane mouse, Zygodontomys brevicauda, is a natural host of Guanarito (GTO) virus (Fulhorst et al.

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