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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, VT330

Physical Description

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

Field Collection

In bush behind house near grass.


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 2 x 100 x 300mm
Weight: 183g
Length: 383mm
Length (Tail): 214mm
Length (Ear): 23mm
Length (Foot cu): 35.5mm
Length (Foot su): 33mm
Length (Head+body): 169mm



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