The home range of ship rats (Rattus rattus) in beech forest in the Eglinton Valley, Fiordland, New Zealand: A pilot study

@article{Pryde2005TheHR,
  title={The home range of ship rats (Rattus rattus) in beech forest in the Eglinton Valley, Fiordland, New Zealand: A pilot study},
  author={Moira A. Pryde and Peter J. Dilks and Ian C. Fraser},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Zoology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32},
  pages={139 - 142}
}
Abstract Three male and two female ship rats (Rattus rattus) were radio‐tagged and tracked in beech (Nothofagus) forest in the Eglinton Valley, Fiordland, New Zealand over two field periods in 1996 and 2000. The home range of each animal was calculated using the minimum convex polygon method. Ranges of three male rats were 7.5, 9.1, and 11.4 ha whereas those of the female rats were 0.89 and 0.27 ha. The home ranges recorded for male rats were considerably larger than those reported from other… 
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