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Ecology of Rattus lutreolus lacus in tall open forest, North-East Queensland, with emphasis on habitat use and reference to coexistant small mammals

Boscacci, Louise Joan.


A mark-capture program from February to August, 1982 formed the basis of an ecological study of Rattus lutreolus lacus in tall open forest on the Paluma Range, North-east Queensland. Aspects of the ecology of three coexistent small mammals, Rattus fuscipes Melomys cervinipes and Antechinus flavipes have also been reported on. Faecal analyses indicated that R. lutreolus has a diet mainstay of grass rhizomes and stems, which is supplemented by fungi and insects. The species showed substantial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 1982
Type: Thesis (Honours)(non-ANU)
Access Rights: Open Access


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