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Tanezumi rat

Binomial name: Rattus tanezumi, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1844

The Tanezumi rat (Rattus tanezumi), also known as the Asian rat or Asian house rat, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is closely related to the black rat (Rattus rattus). It is widespread in eastern, southern and south-eastern Asia, being found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Muridae
Genus
Rattus
Species
Rattus tanezumi

Common names

  • English:
    • Oriental house rat
    • Tanezumi rat

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Range map of Rattus tanezumi in Thailand