Chilean rock rat

Chilean rock rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Octodontidae
Species : Aconaemys fuscus

 

The Chilean 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 Chilean rock rat
A young / baby of a Chilean rock rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Chilean rock rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Argentina and Chile

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