genus Rattus

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Related to genus Rattus: Black rats
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Noun1.genus Rattus - common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Muridae, Muridae - originally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches
brown rat, Norway rat, Rattus norvegicus - common domestic rat; serious pest worldwide
black rat, Rattus rattus, roof rat - common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwide
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elizabethae species complex, which represents an assemblage of species and strains associated with rats of the genus Rattus (3).
Rodents of the genus Rattus, including the black rat (Rattus rattus), are among the most widespread invasive genera and currently occupy >80% of the world's islands, with new introductions continuing to occur (Atkinson, 1985; Pitman et al., 2005; Towns et al., 2006).
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