cotton rat

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Related to cotton rat: Sigmodon hispidus
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Synonyms for cotton rat

destructive long-haired burrowing rat of southern North America and Central America

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Seasonal variation in the diet of a marginal population of the hispid cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus.
DISCUSSION--If bobcats were consuming prey according to availability, the order of consumption based on density would be kangaroo rats, packrats, pocket mice, jackrabbits, cotton rats, and rabbits.
Pathogenesis of human metapneumovirus lung infection in BALB/c mice and cotton rats.
At the native woodland, three species (hispid cotton rat, white-footed mouse, and Mexican spiny pocket mouse) accounted for 88.
Three rodent species are found in Laguna Palo Verde and environs, Parque Nacional Palo Verde, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica--Coues' rice rats (Oryzomys couesi), hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus), and spiny pocket mice (Liomys salvini).
Keywords: predation, cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus, snake, owl, radiotelemetry
Our finding of a prevalence of juvenile female dispersers differs from previous studies of cotton rat dispersal, which indicated that dispersers did not differ in sex or age from source populations (Joule and Cameron 1975, Stafford and Stout 1983).
An example of their occasional presence in non-forest habitat was documented in a 28-mo study in eastern Virginia (Green and Rose, 2009), in which four woodland voles were recorded along with 513 hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus), 135 meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus), 129 eastern harvest mice (Reithrodontomys humulis), 45 house mice (Mus musculus), and 21 marsh rice rats (Oryzomys palustris) in an oldfield dominated by grasses and invading loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) trees.
beatae) from Guerrero (8); Playa de Oro virus RNA in a Mexican oryzomys (Oryzomys mexicanus) and Jaliscan cotton rat (S.
A total of 870 trapnights along transects in King Ranch bluestem yielded 19 individuals of only one species, the hispid cotton rat (S.
Comparison of Helminth Parasites of the cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus, from several habitats in Florida.
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During the biological survey of the boundary between the United States and Mexico, Mearns (1897) described a new subspecies of hispid cotton rat ( Sigmodon hispidus eremicus) from Cienega Well, Sonora, Mexico (30 miles S Monument Marker 204, United States-Mexico border).
Field studies on the epidemiology of Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever: implication of the cotton rat Sigmodon alstoni as the probable rodent reservoir.