Yet he battled on, striking futile blows against great, hispid
breasts he could not see; feeling thick, squat throats beneath his fingers; the drool of saliva upon his cheek, and hot, foul breath in his nostrils.
The Everglades virus is a mosquito-borne disease carried by the hispid
cotton rat, which lives in areas with tall grass such as grassy fields, weedy areas, and marshy areas .
Amplified fragment length polymorphism and mitochondrial DNA analyses reveal patterns of divergence and hybridization in the hispid
cotton rat (Sigmodcm hispidus).
Macropterous form: Thorax: Pronotum wider than long, with hispid
tubercles, subquadrate, flattened, not declivous; frontal angles rounded, not projecting; humeral angles obtuse, not exposed; collar indistinctly depressed, not separated by a distinct incised line; middle third of pronotal disk with a broad longitudinal sulcus; anterolateral margins obliquely straight, roughly granulate; posterior margin concavely arcuate before base of scutellum; prosternum depressed; meso and metasternum sulcate; anterior lobe of metathoracic peritreme weakly reniform, posterior lobe subacute, raised; evaporative area short; posterior margin of metapleura with outer third obtusely rounded, and slightly raised.
bulloides has a more hispid
and thicker wall than does Globigerinella calida.
cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus), which occurs in the southern United States, is the host of Black Creek Canal hantavirus (Table 1), a known cause of HPS (Rollin et al.
Surface reticulate, hispid
, conulose, oscular apertures on top of the conular projections.
The rodents identified thus far include: Woodchuck (Marmota monax); Round-tailed Muskrat (Neofiber alleni); Southern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys cooperi); Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris); Eastern Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys humulis); Hispid
Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus); and Capybara (Hydrochaeris holmesi).
elator (2) at the ungrazed site concurs with Packard & Roberts (1973) observation that the Texas kangaroo rat and hispid
cotton rat rarely co-occur.
Stems (3-)10-170 (-200) cm tall, procumbent to erect, glabrous to hispid
floridana, the rice rat, Oryzomys palustris (Harlan) and the hispid
cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus Say and Ord) or 2 non-indigenous Rattus species (the black rat, R.
Geographic variation in life history traits of the hispid
cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus).