dusky-footed woodrat


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Noun1.dusky-footed woodrat - host to Lyme disease tick (Ixodes pacificus) in northern California
bushytail woodrat, Neotoma cinerea, trade rat, pack rat, packrat - any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects
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Numbers of mammals captured and tested for Borrelia spp., by species and location, California, USA * Thornewood OSP Foothills Redwood Oak-madrone Species Park habitat woodland Dusky-footed woodrat 4 0 1 (Neotoma fuscipes) Brush mouse 27 9 17 (Peromyscus boylii) California mouse 6 3 9 (Peromyscus californicus) Deer mouse 6 4 2 (Peromyscus maniculatus) Pinyon mouse 3 0 0 (Peromyscus truei) Total 46 16 29 Windy Species Hill OSP Total Dusky-footed woodrat 1 6 (Neotoma fuscipes) Brush mouse 18 71 (Peromyscus boylii) California mouse 6 24 (Peromyscus californicus) Deer mouse 1 13 (Peromyscus maniculatus) Pinyon mouse 0 3 (Peromyscus truei) Total 26 117 * OSP, Open Space Preserves.
Are house counts reliable estimators of dusky-footed woodrat population size?
In 2006, a portion of the proposed mining operation was determined to be a habitat for the San Francisco Dusky-Footed Woodrat, a California species of concern.
California's oaks provide a substantial and reliable source of food to legions of animals both large and small, from the threatened northern spotted owl to the dusky-footed woodrat it hunts.
The dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes) is a medium-sized nocturnal murid rodent that occupies a variety of habitats throughout California, including chaparral (Lee, 1963), dense coniferous forests (Tevis, 1956), coastal sage-scrub (Horton and Wright, 1944), and oak woodlands (Ingles, 1995).
Other rodent species, such as the House Mouse (Mus musculus) and Dusky-footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes) were preyed upon only occassionally (Table 2).
Suggested reservoirs in the West include the dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes), for which chronic infection has been observed, and the western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus), which are frequently infected in nature (5,6).
The rodent fauna in the study area included the dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes), desert woodrat (N.
We also captured Dusky-footed Woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes), House Mice (Mus musculus), Townsend's Voles (Microtus townsendii), a Trowbridge's Shrew (Sorex trowbridgii), a Vagrant Shrew (S.
Genetic relatedness and spatial associations of dusky-footed woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes).