Gorgas Rice Rat

Scientific Name: Marmosops handley

facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Key Facts:
  • Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
  • Galapagos rice rat
  • Order : Rodentia
  • Suborder : Sciurognathi
  • Family : Muridae
  • Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
  • Species : Oryzomys galapagoensis

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    Scientific Name: Ateles hybridus

    The Galapagos rice rat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Namings for the Galapagos rice rat A young / baby of a Galapagos rice rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Galapagos rice rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

    Galapagos rice rat habitats
    Shrubland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland Facts about the Galapagos rice rat For instance, the endemic (occurring only on the Galapagos) rice-rat is almost extinct because ships brought in the much more powerful black and brown rats.

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    A critically endangered (CR) species is one that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.


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