The roles, threats and distribution of rodents in Malaysia / Fatin Afiqah Azhar and Mohamad Azam Akmal Abu Bakar

Azhar, Fatin Afiqah and Abu Bakar, Mohamad Azam Akmal (2021) The roles, threats and distribution of rodents in Malaysia / Fatin Afiqah Azhar and Mohamad Azam Akmal Abu Bakar. Borneo Akademika, 5 (1): 6. pp. 52-59. ISSN 2462-1641

Abstract

Rodents are the world’s largest group of small mammals with more than 2200 living species, comprising around 40 percent of all small mammal species existing today. Rodents are non-volant small mammals that weigh approximately less than 500g and inhabit various types of habitat such as grasslands, desert and even in human settlements. This review explained the roles, threats and distribution of rodents in the ecosystem they inhabit. Some species play critical roles as seed disperser, pollinator and even as laboratory subjects in many experiments. This article serves as an eye-opener about the rodent status distribution and abundance in natural and modified habitat, especially in Malaysia. This review of literature can provide knowledge to people to know more about rodents.

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Azhar, Fatin Afiqah
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Abu Bakar, Mohamad Azam Akmal
mohdazamakmal@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Enviromental management
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Study and teaching. Research
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research
Q Science > QL Zoology > Animal behavior
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sabah > Kota Kinabalu Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Borneo Akademika
ISSN: 2462-1641
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 52-59
Keywords: Distribution; Malaysia; Habitat; Roles
Date: June 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/49884
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