from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of rodents including the rice rats.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An American genus of sigmodont murine rodents.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rice rats


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  • The native mammalian fauna includes six species: Galápagos fur seal Arctocephalus galapogoensis (VU), Galápagos sea lion Zalophus californianus wollebacki (VU), rice rat Oryzomys galapagoensis (VU) on Santa Fé, and on Fernandina, a rice rat Nesoryzomys indefessus (VU), hairytailed bat Lasiurus brachyotis and hoary bat L. cinereus.

    Galápagos National Park & Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve, Ecuador

  • While endemic species of rice rats (Oryzomys bauri and Nesotyzomys narboroughii) most likely floated on raft like objects to the islands.

    Galápagos Islands xeric scrub

  • Endemic mammals include the squirrel Sciurus granatensis saltuensis, Oryzomys villosus, Thomasomys monochromus and the otter Lutra longicaudis annectens.

    Santa Marta montane forests

  • The 11th-hour reprieve came in response to a plea from the Schindler family to have Terri classified as a silver rice rat Oryzomys argentatus, considered an endangered species by the state of Florida and the USFWS. ...

    Terri Schiavo reclassified as endangered species? - BatesLine

  • The Galápagos Islands supported rice rats of the genus Oryzomys even before European ships brought in the infamous black rat, Rattus rattus.

    The Song of The Dodo

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