Oryzomys palustris

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Noun1.Oryzomys palustris - hardy agile rat of grassy marshes of Mexico and the southeastern United StatesOryzomys palustris - hardy agile rat of grassy marshes of Mexico and the southeastern United States
rat - any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
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(6) Bayou virus with a rodent reservoir in the marsh rice rat, Oryzomys palustris, was responsible for the second largest number of HPS cases in the US after Sin nombre virus; four in Texas and one in Louisiana in 1995 (Figure 3).
Response of the marsh rice rat (Oryzomyspalustris) to inundation of habitat.
A westward extension of range is also reported for Oryzomys palustris, the marsh rice rat, in Freestone County.