bandicoot rat

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bandicoot rat,

giant rat of southern Asia, unrelated to true bandicoots. It is an agricultural pest in the grain crops and gardens of India and Sri Lanka and is known for the piglike grunts it emits when attacked. Bandicoot rats are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Rodentia, family Muridae.
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Burrowing habits of the lesser bandicoot rat, Bandicota bengalensis (Gray).
Effectiveness of warfarin for controlling the lesser bandicoot rat (Bandicota bengalensis) in field crops of Pothwar plateau, Pakistan.
A note on the loss of food to the lesser bandicoot rat, Bandicoota bengelensis.
Demography and hoarding among the lesser bandicoot rat, Bandicota bengalensis (Gray and Hardwicke, 1835) in rice fields.
1), showing medium type of lesser bandicoot rat population on the experimental fields.
Field observations on the biology and ecology of lesser bandicoot rat, Bandicota bengalensis (Gray), in West Bengal.
The quantity of food material stored by lesser bandicoot rats has been well documented in various studies because of great economic impact.