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Related to rice rat: Oryzomys palustris, cotton rat

rice rat

A semiaquatic North American rodent in the family Cricetidae, found primarily in the eastern and southern United States.
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10) US hantavirus species Rodent reservoirs: Number of Common name (Latin US cases name) Sin nombre (Spanish Deer mouse 658 for "without a name") (Peromyscus maniculatus) Bayou Marsh rice rat 5 (Oryzomys palustris) Monongahela Deer mouse 4 (Peromyscus maniculatus) New York White-footed mouse 2 (Peromyscus leucopus) Black Creek Canal Hispid cotton rat 1 (Sigmodon hispidus) US hantavirus species States of occurrence (unknown for 28 cases) Sin nombre (Spanish Every US state except for "without a name") MI, OH, NH, CT, MA, RI, NJ, DL, ML, MO, AR, KY, TN, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC Bayou TX, LA Monongahela PA, WV New York NY Black Creek Canal FL
The presence of forest small rice rat in disturbed and primary habitats agrees with other observations (Hershkovitz 1972, Handley 1976, Aagaard 1982, Eisenberg 1989) confirming the wide ecological tolerance of this species.
Hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) and rice rats (Oryzomys palustris) were dominant prey items, and their rank-order importance in owl diet was independent of seasonal fluctuations in abundance in the field.
Rio Mamore virus: genetic characterization of a newly recognized hantavirus of the pygmy rice rat, Oligoryzomys microtis, from Bolivia.
Coues' rice rat appears a highly adept swimmer, whose diving skills and propulsive tail use indicate that it may use underwater habitats for escape routes and foraging.
RIOMV has been identified in the pigmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys microtis) in Bolivia (17).
8) Prevalence of infection ([dagger]) Site * Cotton rat Cane mouse Rice rat Total rodents A 5/14 12/20 0/2 17/36 B 30/41 15/37 0/4 45/82 C 2/2 4/7 0/1 6/10 Total 37/57 31/64 0/7 68/128 * Traps were set at site A on February 4 and 5; site B on February 4, 5, 11, and 12; and site C on February 5 and 12.
Overall, eight species of rodents and one species of insectivore totaling 36 individuals were captured: hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus, 12 individuals in all habitats), marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris, 7 individuals), cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus, 6 individuals), white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus, 3 individuals), pygmy mouse (Baiomys taylori, 3 individuals), eastern wood rat (Neotoma floridana, 2 individuals), deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus, 1 individual), fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens, 1 individual) and least shrew (Cryptotis parva, 1 individual).
Four of 89 pygmy rice rat samples tested were IgG positive (AN711258, AN717313, AN717307, and AN729965) (Table 1).
Prey of barn owls in Webb County is similar to that reported by Baker (1991) with the exception of the Mexican spiny pocket mouse (Liomys irroratus), and marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris), which are not known to occur in the county.
However, larvae and nymphs were found at these study sites attached to the guinea pig (Cavia aperea) and several species of sigmodontine rodents, including Azara's grass mouse (Akodon azarae), the yellow pygmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys flavescens), the black-footed pygmy rice rat (O.