Some analyses and recommendations on diet formulation for conservation breeding of the Galapagos rice rat of Isla Santiago, Nesoryzomys swarthi.

@article{Wharton2012SomeAA,
  title={Some analyses and recommendations on diet formulation for conservation breeding of the Galapagos rice rat of Isla Santiago, Nesoryzomys swarthi.},
  author={Dan Wharton and Robert C. Dowler and Jennifer J. Watts},
  journal={Zoo biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          498-505
        }
}
Nesoryzomys swarthi, the most endangered of the three surviving, endemic Galapagos "rice rats," was only discovered in the early 20th Century and was considered extinct until its rediscovery in 1997 at a north-central coastal location on Isla Santiago. Potential threats to the entire genus include invasive rodent species, feral cats, new diseases, and climate change. These threats have been the basis for conservation breeding recommendations (as yet unmet) by several observers during the last… CONTINUE READING

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