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Date of this Version

2011

Citation

Rodents and other vertebrate invaders in the United States. 2011. MW Fall, ML Avery, TA Campbell, PJ Egan, RM Engeman, D Pimentel, WC Pitt, SA Shwiff, GW Witmer. Pages 381-410 (Chapter 16) in D Pimentel, ed. Biological Invasions, 2nd edition. CRC press, Boca Raton, FL. 449 pp.

Abstract

Contents

16.1 Introduction 381

16.2 Assessing impacts of rodents and other vertebrate invaders 385

16.3 Accounts of some important vertebrate invaders 386
16.3.1 Norway rant (Rattus norvegicus) 386
16.3.2 Roof Rat (Rattus rattus) 387
16.3.3 Polynesian rat (Rattus exulans) 388
16.3.4 House mouse (Mus Musculus) 388
16.3.5 Nutria (Myocastor coypus) 389
16.3.6 Gambian giant pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus) 390
16.3.7 Feral swine (Sus scofa) 390
16.3.8 Small Indian Mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) 391
16.3.9 Rock pigeon (Columba livia) 392
16.3.10 House sparrow (Passer domesticus) 393
16.3.11 European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 393
16.3.12 Monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) 394
16.3.13 Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) 395
16.3.14 Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) 396
16.3.15 Coqui frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) 397
16.3.16 Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) 397
16.3.17 European and Asian carp (Cyprinidae) 398

16.4 Offshore Threats 399

16.5 Discussion 400

Acknowledgements 401

References 401

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