Oryzomys palustris

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Synonyms for Oryzomys palustris

hardy agile rat of grassy marshes of Mexico and the southeastern 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
Use of tidal marsh and upland habitats by the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris).
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).
Among these is one species (marsh rice rat) collected at FSLRA not previously documented as far west as Freestone County; the nearest published records for Oryzomys palustris are Anderson County to the east, Brazos County to the south and Hunt County to the northeast (Wilkins 1990; Davis & Schmidly 1994).
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.