White-tailed rat

White-tailed rat

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SPECIES
Mystromys albicaudatus
WEIGHT
87 g
LENGTH
22.5 cm

The white-tailed rat also known as the white-tailed mouse, is the only member of the subfamily Mystromyinae in the family Nesomyidae. This species is sometimes placed in the subfamily Cricetinae due to similarities in appearance between the white-tailed rat and hamsters, but molecular phylogenetic studies have confirmed that the two groups are not closely related. The subfamily Mystromyinae is sometimes placed within the family Muridae along with all other subfamilies of muroids.

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Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
37 days
BABY CARRYING
2 to 5

References

1. White-tailed rat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-tailed_rat
2. White-tailed rat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/14262/22237378

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