rice rat


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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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Maporal virus, a hantavirus associated with the fulvous pygmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys fulvescens) in western Venezuela.
Population ecology of the rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in a coastal marsh.
maniculatus), the western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis), the hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus), the fulvous pygmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys fulvescens), and 122 other species in the Neotominae or Sigmodontinae (16).
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.
Four of 89 pygmy rice rat samples tested were IgG positive (AN711258, AN717313, AN717307, and AN729965) (Table 1).
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).
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.
Each of these viruses is carried by the yellow pigmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys flavescens) (6).
Seven specimens of the northern rice rat were obtained in extreme western Hunt County (6 mi.
For example, principal hosts and their respective viruses include: the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) in Canada and the western United States, SNV (12,13); the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) in the northeastern United States, NYV (3); the hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) in Florida, BCCV and TAMV (4,14); the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in the southeastern United States, BAYV (15-17); the fulvous colilargo (Oligoryzomys fidvescens) in Panama, CHOV (6); the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus) in California, BCNV (18); and the white-throated woodrat (Neotoma albigula) in New Mexico, WWAV (19).
Bayou virus-associated hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in eastern Texas; identification of the rice rat, Oryzomys palustris, as reservoir host.