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  Rattus norvegicus
  Family Name : Muridae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Mammal)

  Common Names : Brown Rat

  • Description
    • Size :
      26.5 cm
      Description :
      Upperparts brown; underparts greyish brown to grey. Tail may be entirely brown or slightly paler below. Snout pointed. Tail long and almost naked.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Feeds on a mixed of plant and animarl materials. Lives mainly on the ground and seek shelters in burrows. Active at night, sometimes, can be seen during the day.
      Habitats :
      Terrestrial, Urban
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, common in public housing estates. Distributed throughout the world especially where there are large cities.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Exotic / Introduced
      Conservation Status :

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