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Species profile—Rattus villosissimus (long-haired rat)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Muridae (rats and mice) → Rattus villosissimus (long-haired rat)

Photo of Rattus villosissimus (long-haired rat) - Thomson, B.,Bruce Thomson
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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Muridae (rats and mice)
Scientific name
Rattus villosissimus (Waite, 1898)
Common name
long-haired rat
WildNet taxon ID
735
Alternate name(s)
plague rat
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Disease Vector

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=735

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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