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Abbrevia: J. Agric. Res Nat Resources.

Language: English

ISSN: ISSN 2315-6279

DOI: 10.14412/JARNR



  J. Agric. Res. Nat. Resour.      

  3(1): 022-032, February 2019

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Journal of Agricultural Research and Natural  Resources,

Vol. 3 (1), pp 022-032, February 2019

doi: 10.14412/JARNR2019.032

(ISSN 2315-6279) 2019 Science Park Journals


Full Length Research Paper

Population density of the white bellied rat, Rattusrattusfrugivorusin El-Kawther city,Sohag Governorate, Egypt.

Abd El-Aleem1*, S.S. Desoky; Ahmed, A. Sallam WaelAbdElbasser M. Radwan


1Plant protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Sohag University, Egypt.

 2 postgraduate student



The objective of the study is to study the population density of the white bellied rat Rattusrattusfrugivorusat the Experimental Station of the Faculty of Agriculture, Sohag University in El-Kawther city, Sohag Governorate, Egypt during 2014-2016 years. The results were showed that the population density of white bellied rat, R. r. frugivorus increases in summer and decreases in winter. It is clear that the sexual ratio decreases in winter, where males are more than females and are active in spring and summer. It was also found that adult males are increasing in the spring and summer seasons, while in females they increase in winter.

Key words: Rattus r. frugivorus, Experimental Station, dominant species, rodent management programs, white bellied rat






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