Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Genus : Melanomys
Facts about the genus Melanomys, the rice rats
CRITICAL HABITAT: All habitat areas currently known to support silver rice rats are protected.
I found that black rats are behaviourally dominant to rice rats and that smaller rice rats are more likely to be physically displaced by black rats.
On the island of Santiago a population of endemic rice rats is encircled by black rats, and work is focused on this interaction and saving the native species.
Pesticides, such as products to control Rice Rats, are regulated by State Departments of Agriculture.
Reproduction in rice rats is subject to photoperiodic control and the pineal gland mediates this effect.
Rice rats are primarily a nocturnal terrestrial species that is active during all seasons.
Rice Rats is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.
This regulatory structure suggests that rice rats are limited by food, space or predators and regulated by intra-specific competition.
Allen Handleyomys, Colombian Rice Rats, is een recent beschreven geslacht van de Zuid-Amerikaanse knaagdieren (familie Cricetidae, onderfamilie Sigmodontinae, tribus Oryzomyini) dat alleen voorkomt in de Cordillera Occidental en Cordillera Central in de Andes van Colombia. (Wiki)
Populations of these rice rats are found at)Tj T* -0. (Full text)
Newborn rice rats are naked, blind, and helpless. (Full text)