Rattus Fischer 1803 (rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Synonym: Epimys Trouessart 1881

Parent taxon: Murinae according to L. A. Ruedas and J. A. W. Kirsch 1997

See also Burney et al. 2008, Hollister 1916 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Antemus, Leopoldamys, Leporillus, Maxomys, Melomys, Mus, Myomys, Niviventer, Otomyini, Potwarmus, Sundamys

Subtaxa: Rattus flavipectus Rattus norvegicus Rattus rattus Rattus sabanus

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Type: Mus decumanus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (21 collections), the Bahamas (1), Cayman Islands (1), China (7), Cook Islands (1), Cote D'Ivoire (1), Ecuador (4), Indonesia (1), Israel (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Kenya (3), Madagascar (2), the Marshall Islands (4), the Netherlands Antilles (1), New Caledonia (1), New Zealand (7), Niue (7), Northern Mariana Islands (17), Panama (1), the Philippines (2), Reunion (1), Saint Helena (2), South Africa (1), Thailand (1), Vietnam (1)

• Pliocene of China (2), Hungary (1), Japan (1)

Total: 95 collections including 123 occurrences

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