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.
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- 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.
While endemic species of rice rats (Oryzomys bauri and Nesotyzomys narboroughii) most likely floated on raft like objects to the islands.
Endemic mammals include the squirrel Sciurus granatensis saltuensis, Oryzomys villosus, Thomasomys monochromus and the otter Lutra longicaudis annectens.
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. ...
The Galápagos Islands supported rice rats of the genus Oryzomys even before European ships brought in the infamous black rat, Rattus rattus.