Silver-tailed rock rat

Silver-tailed rock rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Zyzomys argurus


Keywords: nocturnal , brown , white , tail

The Silver-tailed rock 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 silvertailed rock rat
A young / baby of a silvertailed rock rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A silvertailed rock rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Some facts about the
Common rock rat

Adult weight : 0.05 kg (0.11 lbs)

Gestation : 30 days

Weaning : 36 days

Litter size : 3

Weight at weaning : 0.014 kg (0.0308 lbs)

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