Rattus norvegicus Berkenhout 1769 (brown rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Alternative combination: Mus norvegicus

Synonyms: Mus decumanus Pallas 1778, Rattus decumanus Pallas 1778

Belongs to Rattus according to G. Ramello et al. 2024

See also Hollister 1916, Steudel and Beattie 1993 and Worthy 1997

Sister taxa: Rattus exulans, Rattus flavipectus, Rattus rattus, Rattus sabanus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-insectivore


• Quaternary of China (1 collection), Italy (1), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), the Philippines (1), Yemen (2)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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