Brown Rat

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Brown Rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Rattus
Species: R. norvegicus
Binomial name
Rattus norvegicus
(Berkenhout, 1769)
Brown Rat range

The brown rat, common rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat (Rattus norvegicus) is one of the best known and most common rats. It is also one of the largest.