bandicoot rat

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Synonyms for bandicoot rat

burrowing scaly-tailed rat of India and Ceylon


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The bandicoot rats inhabit crop field boundaries during the non-crop or early growth periods of the winter (wheat) and summer (sorghum and groundnut) crops (Hussain et al.
Seasonal demographic variation in bandicoot rats, Bandicota bengalensis (gray) in irrigated crops.
The study reveals the burrow characteristics and food hoarding of the lesser bandicoot rat (Bandicota bengalensis) in the agro-ecosystem of Pothwar, Pakistan.
The shallow nature of the burrows suggests control of the bandicoot rat in Pothwar croplands could be improved by deep ploughing immediately after harvest of crops to destroy the burrow systems and expose the rats to raptors and predators.
The quantity of food material stored by lesser bandicoot rats has been well documented in various studies because of great economic impact.
As done during this study, damage assessment made after one day of harvest appears to be a useful indicator of potential yield loss of wheat due to food hoarding habits of lesser bandicoot rats.
Lesser bandicoot rat constructed the burrow system according to some common plan wherein the values of the depth of tunnels, number of chambers and diameter of tunnels were similar to values as reported in other studies.
The lesser bandicoot rat, Bandicota bengalensis, has been recorded as a serious rodent pest of rice, wheat and groundnut crops in Pakistan (Wagle, 1927; Fulk et al.
Key words: Bandicoot rat, poultry farms, pathogen reservoir.
To best of our knowledge, no report of bandicoot rat presence at poultry farms in Pakistan has appeared to date.
Therefore, present study was designed to explore the prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in fecal matter, urine and blood of bandicoot rat inhabiting the poultry farms.
in fecal matter, urine and blood of bandicoot rat residing at poultry farms is given in Table 1.
The estimated annual rate of reproduction for the bandicoot rat population, with 0.
Success of the short-tailed bandicoot rat (Bandicota bengalensis), house mouse ( Mus musclus), and metad or soft-furred field rat (Millardia meltada) in the irrigated croplands of the central Punjab has been attributed to the presence of sugarcane fields which serve as a relatively stable habitat and which is available for 9 to 10 months in a year (Beg et al.
Sandy uplands vegetated with tall grasses near such wetlands are favorite habitats of the bandicoot rat and the short-tailed mole rat (Nesokia indica).