Sigmodon hispidus in relation to vegetation in Belize District, Belize

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dc.contributor.advisor Kirkpatrick, Ralph D. en_US Brier, John C., 1944- en_US 2011-06-03T19:31:12Z 2011-06-03T19:31:12Z 1974 en_US 1974
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1974 .B75 en_US
dc.description.abstract Cotton rats, Sigmodon hispidus, were trapped and studied in Belize District, Belize, Central America from June 14, 1973 to July 13, 1973. Vegetation in the area was surveyed to determine height, extent of matting, and species composition. Comparisons were then made between vegetation and S. hispidus captures. A total of 48 S. hispidus,were captured, primarily in areas of tall and matted grass. S. hispidus appeared to be absent from areas of short grass.Reproduction, body size, sex ratio, parasites, and behavior of S. hispidus are discussed. Other mammals taken during the study included two specimens of Or_yzomys, fulvescens,, a species which had not previously been collected in Belize.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306 en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 65 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hispid cotton rat. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodent populations. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University. Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.title Sigmodon hispidus in relation to vegetation in Belize District, Belize en_US Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 1974. en_US
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