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Ship rat, Rattus rattus, VT336

Physical Description

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

Field Collection

Found by road


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 2 x 100 x 305mm
Weight: 195g
Length: 404mm
Length (Tail): 226mm
Length (Ear): 27.5mm
Length (Foot cu): 35mm
Length (Foot su): 33mm
Length (Head+body): 178mm
Length (Ovaries): 6.5mm



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