Rice rats

Rice rats

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Genus : Oryzomys


Facts about the genus Oryzomys, 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.

Scientific name: The genus name Oryzomys is from the Greek words oryza (rice) and mys (mouse), and refers to the rice-eating habits of this native rat.

This regulatory structure suggests that rice rats are limited by food, space or predators and regulated by intra-specific competition.

The genus Oryzomys is a widespread, extant genus in middle and northern South America where they are known as 'rice rats". (Full text)

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)

Scientific name: The genus name Oryzomys is from the Greek words oryza (rice) and mys (mouse), and . (Full text)

According to Linardi (1984), Oryzomys is the main host genus for P. (Full text)

Newborn rice rats are naked, blind, and helpless. (Full text)

Thus, Oryzomys is a viable candidate for L1 extinction from a mammalian host. (Full text)

Main Entry: oryzomys oryzomys is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged. (Full text)

The taxonomic scope of the genus ORYZOMYS is unsettled, as are the taxonomic limits of some of the species included in the genus ORYZOMYS (Musser and Carleton, in Wilson and Reeder 1993). (Full text)

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