MANIPUR RAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus



DESCRIPTION: A burrowing rat of hilly forests, the Manipur Rat has a dense, coarse, brown pelage with a paintbrush texture. It can be recognized at close quarters by its very white incisors, with only a trace of yellow. The tail, which is as long as the head and body, has a short white tip. It has large hind feet for burrowing.

BEHAVIOUR: The Manipur Rat is not an agricultural pest.

DISTRIBUTION: South of River Brahmaputra, with a concentration from Karbi Anglong, eastwards to Upper Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.

HABITAT: Hills and foothills, oak and evergreen forests, scrub, and riverine meadows.

Size: 13.5–19.5 cm

 IUCN Status: Unlisted 


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