Definition of Genus Rattus
1. Noun. Common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Muridae, Muridae
Member holonyms: Brown Rat, Norway Rat, Rattus Norvegicus, Black Rat, Rattus Rattus, Roof Rat
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Rattus
Literary usage of Genus Rattus
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1. Reprint of the Original Descriptions of the Genus Achatinella by E. W. Thwing (1907)
"'The Hawaiian Rat is placed in the genus Rattus as opposed to Mus (type M. musculus), following Trouessart. It may be that the old genus ..."
2. Investing in Biological Diversity: The Cairns Conference : Proceedings of by OECD Staff (1997)
"... such as the dugong (Dugong dugon), while another may belong to a genus or family with numerous closely related species, for example, rats (genus Rattus, ..."
3. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"This term excludes: Birds, rats of the genus Rattus and mice of genus Mus bred for use in research, and horses and other farm animals such as but not ..."
4. Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"With the exception of rats of the genus Rattus and mice of the genus Mus, bred specifically for research purposes, as well as all birds, and livestock or ..."