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Related to Rattus rattus: genus Rattus, Black rats

black rat

n.
A common rat (Rattus rattus) found worldwide, especially in populated areas, having a black or dark brown coat.

black rat

see black rat.
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Rattus rattus can leap a meter in the air from a standstill and think nothing of jumping from tree to tree without the aid of lianas.
Rattus rattus, The introduction of the black rat into Britain, Antiquity 53: 112-20.
The only other known rodent that could have made the chew marks on Fantasy Island is Rattus rattus.
Davis of California, a small group of archaeozoologists and one historian met at the Natural History Museum, London, in order to review what was then known concerning the distribution of Rattus rattus in medieval Britain.
perenensis rats than in Rattus rattus rodents (p<0.
A reassessment of factors, particularly Rattus rattus, that influenced the decline of endemic forest birds in the Hawaiian Islands.
uralensis mice, and 1 Rattus rattus rat (Tables 1, 2).
Ranging behaviour of forest-dwelling ship rats, Rattus rattus, and effects of poisoning with brodifacoum.
He further stated that during "the Japanese occupation of Wake in WW2, Rattus rattus was introduced with devastating effects on the birdlife .
1/1 0 0/1 Gerbilliscus gambianus 0/1 0 0 Gerbilliscus kempi 0 0/1 0 Lemniscomys striatus 0 0 0 Lophuromys sikapusi 0 0 0 Mastomys erythroleucus 0/3 0 0 Mastomys natalensis 30/33 54/59 1/1 Mus baoulei 0 0 0 Mus mattheyi 1/12 ([dagger]) 0/4 0/7 Mus minutoides 0 0 0 Mus musculoides 1/1 0 0 Mus setulosus 0 0 0 Praomys daltoni 0/2 1/5 55/57 Praomys tullbergi 0 0 0 Rattus rattus 0 0 0 Taterillus gracillis 0/12 0 0/2 Uranomys ruddi 0 0 0 Total 33/65 55/69 56/68 No.
Genetic diversity of hantaviruses isolated in China and characterization of novel hantaviruses isolated from Niviventer confucianus and Rattus rattus.