Comunidad de roedores en el municipio de San Marcos, Sucre, Colombia.
Blanco T., Pedro | 2019-10-08
The aim of this research was to determinate the composition of rodent communities in urban and rural areas from San Marcos, Sucre, Colombia. Rodents were sampled using Sherman traps from December 2007 to July 2009, with a capture effort of 1200 night traps (capture success 12%). A total of 144 rodents were captured, eight species were registered: Mus musculus (60), Zygodontomys brevicauda (44), Rattus rattus (21), Oryzomys azuerensis (10), Oligoryzomys fulvescens (4), Neacomys spinosus (2), Proechiymys cayennensis (2), and Heteromys anomalus (1). The number of murinae rodents was higher in urban habitats, whereas wild rodent species of subfamily Sigmodontinae were dominant in rural areas. In addition, the highest percentage of population consisted of adult males.