Definition of Rattus norvegicus
1. Noun. Common domestic rat; serious pest worldwide.
Generic synonyms: Rat
Group relationships: Genus Rattus, Rattus
Specialized synonyms: Wharf Rat, Sewer Rat
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Literary usage of Rattus norvegicus
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1. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"... darker above than below; color of body normally grey-brown above, whitish below: hind foot 38-46 millimeters (Brown Rat) rattus norvegicus. ..."
2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, Bennett J. Cohen, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... rat (rattus norvegicus), and the roof rat (Rattus rattus rattus), were distributed worldwide by explorers and colonists during the sixteenth century. ..."
3. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"The black and white rats of the fancier are both derived from the common brown rat (rattus norvegicus) and have nothing to do with the wild black rat ..."
4. Reprint of the Original Descriptions of the Genus Achatinella by E. W. Thwing, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (1907)
"... through the immigration of the familiar Norway and Black Rats (rattus norvegicus and R. rattus) and the later introduction of the mongoose, ..."
5. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"Meaney MJ, Stewart J. A descriptive study of social development in the rat (Rattus norvegicus). Anim Behav 29:34—45 (1981). 70. Takahashi LK, Lore RK. ..."
6. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"Black Rat1 rattus norvegicus, Norway Rat Alws musculus. House Mouse Came/ops spp., Dromedary and Bactrian Camels Equus asinus, Feral Ass Equus caballas, ..."