black rat

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black rat

n.
A common rat (Rattus rattus) found worldwide, especially in populated areas, having a black or dark brown coat.
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After characterizing mixed infections, the proportion of R. rattus rats infected with L.
Because R. rattus feeds preferentially on large insects (St Clair 2011), it is likely that this release would mainly decrease mortality of late instars.
Growth and sexual maturation of laboratory-reared, wild Rattus norvegicus, R. rattus, and R.
A recent genetic analysis of Bartonella strains obtained from rats from 17 countries demonstrated that this bacterial complex evolved and diversified in Southeast Asia before being disseminated by R. rattus and R.
House rats (R. rattus; 54% of captures) were numerically dominant in almost all types of structures sampled but were not significantly different than the Norway rats (R.
(1997) quien observo que la talla de R. rattus influyo en la prevalencia de infeccion de H.
floridana, the rice rat, Oryzomys palustris (Harlan) and the hispid cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus Say and Ord) or 2 non-indigenous Rattus species (the black rat, R. rattus (L.) and the Norway rat, R.