Buccleuch, Bago and Maragle State Forests were surveyed for the broad-toothed rat Mastacomys fuscus as part of a strategic survey program for threatened species. Wetlands were surveyed for broad-toothed rats during summer-autumn 2003 and summer-autumn 2004. Broad-toothed rats were recorded from 15 of the 50 sites surveyed in Buccleuch, 9 of 34 sites in Bago and eight of eight sites surveyed in Maragle. Grazing, particularly by feral horses, appeared to be a major factor in the absence of broad-toothed rats from a number of sites. Drainage of large sites, with the associated changes in vegetation was also recorded from several sites.
Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus distribution in Buccleuch, Bago and Maragle State Forests, NSW
C. Belcher, D. Leslie; Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus distribution in Buccleuch, Bago and Maragle State Forests, NSW. Australian Zoologist 1 January 2011; 35 (3): 555–559. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2011.007
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