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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, VT446

Physical Description

Study skin of a rat mounted on a cardboard plate. Specimen is flat and dorsoventrally compressed. Small tear in the mouth area.

Field Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 1 x 85 x 285mm
Length (Tail): 142mm
Length (ear): 20mm
Length (Foot cu): 33mm
Length (Foot su): 31mm
Length: 282mm
Weight: 86g



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