KARAKTERISTIK MORFOLOGI TIKUS HUTAN EKOR PUTIH (Maxomys hellwandii) DI TANGKOKO BATUANGUS BITUNG

Jaquelyn Masala, I. Wahyuni, S.C Rimbing, H.F.N. Lapian

Abstract


MORPHPLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF WHITE TAILED MICE (Maxomys hellwandii) IN NATURE RESERVE FOREST OF TANGKOKO BATUANGUS BITUNG. This study aims to determine the types of white tailed mice that exist around the forest in Tangkoko, Batuputih village. This research was conducted using the observation method. The research results, it is known that there are two types of white tailed mice. A rat with a total length from head to tail for males with an average of 51.1 cm and females with an average of 45.6 cm, and an average body weight for males 272.1 g and for females 266.5 g. The tail is partially black and most is white, with an average length of 27.7 cm for males and 24.6 cm for females. Rat B in this study obtained mice that were only male and female and with a female body length of 49 cm. This rat weighs 305 g with live habitat at the root of the tree and likes to eat fruit. Base on observation result can be concluded that type A mice are included in the Maxomys helwandii type, while for type B rats are not yet known but are commonly referred to by local residents as deer mice because they have a deer head shape.

 Keywords: White tail forest rat, Morphological, Batuangus Nature Reserve.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.35792/zot.40.1.2020.27021

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