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Rattus  Fischer, 1803
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180361

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Stenomys Thomas, 1910
 
    Acanthomys Gray, 1867
 
    Christomys Sody, 1941
 
    Cironomys Sody, 1941
 
    Epimys Trouessart, 1881
 
    Geromys Sody, 1941
 
    Mollicomys Sody, 1941
 
    Octomys Sody, 1941
 
    Pullomys Sody, 1941
 
    Togomys Dieterlen, 1989
 
  Common Name(s): Old World Rats [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifčres, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyMurinae Illiger, 1811 – Old World rats, Old World mice  
                                              GenusRattus Fischer, 1803 – Old World Rats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Rattus adustus Sody, 1940 – Burnished Enggano Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus andamanensis (Blyth, 1860) – Indochinese Forest Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus annandalei (Bonhote, 1903) – Annandale's Sundaic Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus arfakiensis Rümmler, 1935 – Vogelkop Mountain Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus argentiventer (Robinson and Kloss, 1916) – Ricefield Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus arrogans (Thomas, 1922) – Western New Guinea Mountain Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus baluensis (Thomas, 1894) – Kinabalu Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus blangorum Miller, 1942 – Aceh Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus bontanus Thomas, 1921 – Southwestern Xanthurus Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus burrus (Miller, 1902) – Nicobar Archipelago Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus colletti (Thomas, 1904) – Australian Dusky Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus elaphinus Sody, 1941 – Sula Archipelago Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus enganus (Miller, 1906) – Enggano Island Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus everetti (Günther, 1879) – Philippine Forest Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus exulans (Peale, 1848) – Polynesian rat, Little Rat, Pacific Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus feliceus Thomas, 1920 – Spiny Seram Island Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus fuscipes (Waterhouse, 1839) – Australian Bush Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus giluwensis Hill, 1960 – Mount Giluwe Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus hainaldi Kitchener, How and Maharadatunkamsi, 1991 – Hainald's Flores Island Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus hoffmanni (Matschie, 1901) – Hoffmann's Sulawesi Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus hoogerwerfi Chasen, 1939 – Hoogerwerf's Sumatran Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus jobiensis Rümmler, 1935 – Yapen Island Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus koopmani Musser and Holden, 1991 – Koopman's Peleng Island Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus korinchi (Robinson and Kloss, 1916) – Sumatran Mountain Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus leucopus (Gray, 1867) – Cape York Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus losea (Swinhoe, 1871) – Losea Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus lugens (Miller, 1903) – Mentawai Archipelago Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus lutreolus (J. E. Gray, 1841) – Australian Swamp Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus macleari (Thomas, 1887) – Maclear's Christmas Island Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus marmosurus Thomas, 1921 – Marmoset Xanthurus Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus mindorensis (Thomas, 1898) – Mindoro Mountain Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus mollicomulus Tate and Archbold, 1935 – Lampobatang Sulawesi Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus montanus Phillips, 1932 – Sri Lankan Mountain Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus mordax (Thomas, 1904) – Eastern New Guinea Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus morotaiensis Kellogg, 1945 – Halmahara Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus nativitatis (Thomas, 1889) – Christmas Island Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus niobe (Thomas, 1906) – Eastern New Guinea Mountain Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus nitidus (Hodgson, 1845) – Himalayan Rat, White-footed Indochinese Rat, Himalayan Field Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout, 1769) – rat surmulot, Brown Rat, Norway Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus novaeguineae Taylor and Calaby, 1982 – Papua New Guinea Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus omichlodes (Misonne, 1979) – Arianus' New Guinea Mountain Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus osgoodi Musser and Newcomb, 1985 – Osgood's Vietnamese Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus palmarum (Zelebor, 1869) – Car Nicobar Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus pelurus Sody, 1941 – Peleng Island Xanthurus Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus pococki (Ellerman, 1941) – Pocock's New Guinea Highland Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus praetor (Thomas, 1888) – Large New Guinea Spiny Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus pyctoris (Hodgson, 1845) – Himalayan Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus ranjiniae Agrawal and Ghosal, 1969 – Ranjini's Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus rattus (Linnaeus, 1758) – rat noir, House Rat, Black Rat, Roof Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus richardsoni (Tate, 1949) – Richardson's New Guinea Mountain Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus salocco Tate and Archbold, 1935 – Southeastern Xanthurus Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus sanila Flannery and White, 1991 – New Ireland Forest Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus satarae Hinton, 1918 – Sahyadris Forest Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus simalurensis (Miller, 1903) – Simalur Archipelago Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus sordidus (Gould, 1858) – Canefield Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus steini Rümmler, 1935 – Stein's New Guinea Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus stoicus (Miller, 1902) – Andaman Archipelago Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus tanezumi (Temminck, 1845) – Oriental House Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus tawitawiensis Musser and Heaney, 1985 – Tawitawi Forest Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus timorensis Kitchener, Aplin and Boeadi, 1991 – Timor Forest Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus tiomanicus (Miller, 1900) – Malaysian Field Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus tunneyi (Thomas, 1904) – Australian Pale Field Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus vandeuseni (Taylor and Calaby, 1982) – Van Deusen's New Guinea Mountain Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus verecundus (Thomas, 1904) – New Guinea slender Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus villosissimus (Waite, 1898) – Australian Long-haired Rat 
                                                 Species Rattus xanthurus (Gray, 1867) – Northeastern Xanthurus Rat 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Rattus    
       
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Rattus    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Rattus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Rattus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Rattus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hall, E. Raymond  
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Mammals of North America, 2nd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 601-1175   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-05443-5   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Rattus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Rattus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Rattus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Old World Rats[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Rattus Division. Rattus Frisch, 1775, is unavailable. Corbet and Hill (1992:334) noted that Fischer's original spelling is Ruttus but '... there is no evidence within this publication that the spelling Ruttus was an error. However it has, very sensibly, been universally accepted as an error for Rattus and it would serve no useful purpose to revert to Ruttus.' Sody (1941) proposed the genera Christomys, Cironomys, Geromys, Mollicomys, Octomys, and Pullomys for various species we list in Rattus...  
 

 

   

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