Category: "Distribution"

New Easter Island theory presented

January 23rd, 2006
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A University of Hawaii anthropologist and colleagues are blaming rats and Dutch traders for the mysterious abandonment of Easter Island. Nearly all Polynesians on the South Pacific island, who built hundreds of 10-ton sto… more »

ABC Catalyst

October 31st, 2005
05-10-30 15:14 The ABC's Catalyst program recently ran a segment on Kiore. Contributors include Dr Lisa Matisoo-Smith and Hori Parata "Here, written in the rats DNA, was the untold story of the Maori's last migration. "It began on a small island i… more »

Distribution of Kiore

March 7th, 2005
Kiore are found in nearly all habitats, but don't like living near other types of rat. Kiore are found in nearly all habitats from urban areas to native bush including coastal regions, grasslands, wetlands. In Hawaii they are a major pest of sugar ca… more »

Kiore found in Waitutu Forest

February 21st, 2005
The Royal Society of New Zealand reports in the New Zealand Journal of Zoology that kiore were trapped in Waitutu Forest, Southland in 2002 and 2003. This was approximately 75 km south of the closest previously known surviving population. "Kiore may… more »