Species Details

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Bower’s white-toothed Rat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Berylmys bowersi
Family : Muridae
Order : Rodentis
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forest, Shrubland
Description : Bower's white-toothed rat is a small rodent, with a body length of around 14-16 cm (excluding its tail). It has short, soft fur that is generally a dark brown or grey color on its back, with a lighter underbelly. Its ears and tail are relatively small in proportion to its body.

Diet: Bower's white-toothed rat is primarily herbivorous, and feeds on a variety of plant material, including leaves, fruits, and seeds.

Habitat: Bower's white-toothed rat is found only in the cloud forests of the Andes mountains in Ecuador, at elevations between 2,600 and 3,400 meters. It is known to be a burrowing species and is typically found in the understory of the forest.

Behavior: Bower's white-toothed rat is a primarily nocturnal species, and is most active at night. It is also known to be a solitary animal, although it may form small groups or colonies in certain situations. It is a relatively slow runner and is known to move by jumping and climbing.

Reproduction: Little is known about the reproductive biology of Bower's white-toothed rat, but it is believed to be similar to other species of white-toothed rats. Females typically give birth to litters of 2-5 young after a gestation period of around 22-24 days. The young are weaned after several weeks and are able to reproduce themselves within a few months.
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:John Keulemans(www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/John Keulemans), photo copyright: iNaturalist.more information please contact with us.