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419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

From Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December, the Tūhura Science Centre and Tropical Forest will be closed for maintenance. 
We strive to produce the best experience 
for our visitors and this will allow us to make our Science Centre better for years to come.

Ship rat, Rattus rattus, VT328

Physical Description

Study skin of a rat mounted flat on a cardboard mounting plate. Some bits of skin are missing from the chest area.

Field Collection

Trapped by La'asaga and Laasia.


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 2 x 150 x 310mm
Length (Tail): 200mm
Length (Ear): 16mm
Length (Hind foot): 34mm
Length (Head+body): 154mm



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