Second record of White-footed Indochinese Rat Rattus nitidus (Hodgson, 1845) in Bangladesh

Rahman T Hasan KM Feeroz MM     

Abstract

A study has conducted on species diversity and habitat preference of rats in Chittagong hill tracts from August, 2015 to October, 2016. On 15th  March, 2016 while an extensive survey conducted to capturing of rats in different habitats of Chittagong hill tracts, a rat species Rattus nitidus (Figure 1) captured by a trap which provided with baits (Dry fish) from a household condition  in Marma para near Alikadam upazila (N-210 38.201' E-920 18.997') in Bandarban district. Alikadam upazila (Bandarban district) area 885.78 sq. km, located in between 21°21' and 21°50' north latitudes and in between 92°15' and 93°34' east longitudes. It is bounded by Lama Upazila on the north, Arakan (Myanmar) on the south, Thanchi upazila on the east, and Lama and Naikhongchhari upazila on the west. It has 4,923 households. Later on, Morphometric measurement taken appropriately by slide caliper. The captured individual was an adult male. The upper body part was brownish or grayish under part, snout was long and broad and ear were large and tail is approximately equal in length to the head-body and was bicolored and mainly white colored fore feet’s as well as hind feet’s.


MS Received Date:   2017-03-11  MS Accepted Date:  2017-04-17  MS Published Date:  2017-04-26
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Rahman T, Hasan KM., Feeroz MM. "Second record of White-footed Indochinese Rat Rattus nitidus (Hodgson, 1845) in Bangladesh" Journal of Zoology Studies 4.2 (2017): 6-8.
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Rahman, T., Hasan, KM., Feeroz, MM. (2017). Second record of White-footed Indochinese Rat Rattus nitidus (Hodgson, 1845) in Bangladesh. Journal of Zoology Studies, 4(2), 6-8.
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Rahman T, Hasan KM, Feeroz MM. Second record of White-footed Indochinese Rat Rattus nitidus (Hodgson, 1845) in Bangladesh. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2017; 4(2): 6-8.
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