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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, VT335

Physical Description

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

Field Collection

Cold store


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 2 x 100 x 300mm
Weight: 220g
Length: 425mm
Length (Tail): 230mm
Length (Ear): 25mm
Length (Foot cu): 38mm
Length (Foot su): 36mm
Length (Head+body): 195mm



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