Definitions

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  • noun common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge

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Examples

  • Most of the rats, it turns out, are not exotic jungle species but the common black rat, Rattus rattus, which is native to Southwest Asia.

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  • (Is anyone else surprised to hear the Latin for rat is "rattus"?

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  • But give rattus norvegicus bullhormones and a steady proteinrich diet and im sure it will make a better pet than thees ones: P and THEY will keep the yotes away too: P: D

    Chihuahua vs. Cougar

  • But give rattus norvegicus bullhormones and a steady proteinrich diet and im sure it will make a better pet than thees ones: P and THEY will keep the yotes away too: P: D

    Chihuahua vs. Cougar

  • Most extant examples are formed from black rats (R. rattus).

    Boing Boing

  • They die within a day; their lifespan is accelerated because time works on them differently, just as time works differently on a Galapagos tortoise and a Rattus rattus.

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  • Ship rats Rattus rattus seem to be especially prone to this, forming non-interbreeding populations with differing chromosome counts, more or less overnight.

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  • The only find involving sawah rats (Rattus rattus brevicaudatus) occurred on March 23, 1918, in Bogor on Java, where a rat king of ten young field rats was found.

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  • Mammalian introductions have occurred periodically in this region and include species such as agouti (Dasyprocta agouti), fallow deer (Dama dama) to provide game, the indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus) and the inadvertent importation of rats (Rattus rattus, R. norvegicus).

    Guadeloupe

  • For America, it was the rattus norvegicus or Norway Rat, who arrived, β€œin the first year of the Revolution.”

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