Australian stick-nest rats and stick-nest rats
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Genus : Leporillus
Facts about the genus Leporillus, the Australian stick-nest rats and stick-nest rats
Although a total estimate of extant Stick-nest Rats is difficult to calculate, the minimum desired figure of 5,000 rats has been surpassed.
Stick-nest Rats are now highly endangered in Western Australia and are classified as "fauna that is rare or likely to become extinct" under the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950-91.
The last remaining natural population of Greater Stick-nest Rats is on the Franklin Islands, SA, where about 1000 animals persist.
Woylies, numbats, wombats, boodies, bilbies and Stick-nest rats are among the animals reintroduced to the sanctuaries.
Greater stick-nest rats are critically endangered. (Full text)
Stick-nest Rats are herbivorous, liking succulent plants like the pigface. (Full text)
The cute greater stick-nest rats are very small, docile rodents with round ears. (Full text)
Although a total estimate of extant stick-nest rats is difficult to calculate, the minimum desired figure of 5,000 rats has been surpassed. (Full text)