Species Details


Nesokia indica

Short-tailed Bandicoot Rat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Nesokia indica
Family : Muridae
Order : Rodentis
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forest, Shrubland, Grassland
Description : The Short-tailed Bandicoot Rat has a small, compact body with short legs and a short, pointed snout. It has a short, sparsely haired tail that is less than half the length of its body. The fur is typically brownish-gray or reddish-brown in color.

This Rat typically measures around 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) in length, with a tail that is around 6-9 cm (2.5-3.5 inches) long
This Rat is found in a variety of habitats, including grasslands, agricultural fields, and forested areas.

Like other species of mole rats, the Short-tailed Bandicoot Rat is primarily nocturnal and spends most of its time underground. It is an herbivorous species, feeding on a variety of roots, tubers, and other plant materials.

The Short-tailed Bandicoot Rat is a prolific breeder and can produce several litters per year. The gestation period is around 20-21 days, and litters typically consist of 4-5 young.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:wikipedia,iucnredlist.org; photo credit:iNaturalist (www.inaturalist.org/people/centaur), photo copyright: iNaturalist.more information please contact with us.