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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, VT329

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 Laasia and La'asaga.


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 2 x 125 x 360mm
Length (Tail): 210mm
Length (Ear): 22mm
Length (Hind foot): 35mm
Length (Head+body): 153mm



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