Sighting

zoidberg 23 Jul 2013

Black Rat

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Sighted 19 Jul 2013
Pelverata TAS 7150, Australia

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Identifications

  • Ken Walker 24 July 2013
    Rattus rattus
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Mammalia: Rodentia: Muridae: Rattus: rattus
    Common Names: Rats, Mice, Black Rat
    Ken Walker says

    Identification confirmed by Dr Kevin Rowe - Museum Victoria's mammal curator.

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  • zoidberg 23 July 2013
    Mammalia
    (class)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Mammalia
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Notes

  • zoidberg 23 July 2013
    Physical Description

    Head and body about 25cm long, tail about 27cm long.

    zoidberg says

    Thanks Ken for the ID. My mammals book says they grow to about 21cm length I think, so this guy was a big one!

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