Carpentarian rock rat

Carpentarian rock rat

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


The Carpentarian rock rat is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Adult weight : 0.123 kg (0.2706 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 6 years

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the Carpentarian rock rat

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Habitat Critical to Survival and Limiting Factors Carpentarian Rock-rats are closely associated with relatively large (>5ha) thickets of monsoon rainforests occurring on scree slopes in rocky gorges. (Full text)

The Carpentarian Rock-rat is dependent upon the maintenance of floristically rich dry thickets of monsoon rainforest. (Full text)

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