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Rattus rattus (black rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Taxonomy
Mus rattus was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Epimys rattus by Thomas (1911); it was recombined as Rattus rattus by Fischer de Waldheim (1803), Hollister (1916) and Dào (1967).

Subspecies
Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Mus rattus Linnaeus p. 61
1803Rattus rattus Fischer de Waldheim p. 122
1911Epimys rattus Thomas p. 147
1916Rattus rattus Hollister p. 126
1967Rattus rattus Dào p. 123

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
Eumuroida
familyMuridaeIlliger 1811
subfamilyMurinae
genusRattusFischer 1803
speciesrattus()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available