feeding patterns of rattus rattus and rattus exulans on eniwetok atoll, marshall islands. 19715545566
historical mammal extinction on christmas island (indian ocean) correlates with introduced infectious is now widely accepted that novel infectious disease can be a leading cause of serious population decline and even outright extinction in some invertebrate and vertebrate groups (e.g., amphibians). in the case of mammals, however, there are still no well-corroborated instances of such diseases having caused or significantly contributed to the complete collapse of species. a case in point is the extinction of the endemic christmas island rat (rattus macleari): although it has been argued that ...200818985148
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