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Rattus norvegicus Berkenhout 1769 (brown rat)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Muridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 231469

Alternative combination: Mus norvegicus

Synonyms: Mus decumanus Pallas 1778 (no. 233636), Rattus decumanus Pallas 1778 (no. 233637)

Belongs to Rattus according to N. Hollister 1916

Sister taxa: Rattus flavipectus, Rattus rattus, Rattus sabanus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 38.1, humerus length 29.5, tibia length 40.9, ulna length 26.4

Estimated body mass: 179.9 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length