Rattus norvegicus ( Berkenhout, 1769 )

Jo, Yeong-Seok, Baccus, John T. & Koprowski, John L., 2018, Mammals of Korea: a review of their taxonomy, distribution and conservation status, Zootaxa 4522 (1), pp. 1-216: 182-183

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Rattus norvegicus ( Berkenhout, 1769 )
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Rattus norvegicus ( Berkenhout, 1769)   —Brown Rat, common rat, Norway rat

Mus norvegicus Berkenhout, 1769 p.5   ; Type locality- United Kingdom   .

M. caraco Pallas, 1778 p.91   ; Type locality- China and far eastern Siberia   .

Epimys norvegicus caraco: Sowerby, 1923 p.154   .

Rattus norvegicus caraco: Vinogradov & Obolensky, 1927 p.237   ; Won, 1958 p.449; Jones & Johnson, 1965 p.389; Won, 1967 p.248.

R. norvegicus: Kishida & Mori, 1931 p.378   ; Won, 1958 p.448; Won, 1967 p.239; Won, 1968 p.172; Yoon, 1992 p.85; Han, 1994 p.47; Won & Smith, 1999 p.27; Han, 2004c p.118.

R. norvegicus norvegicus: Kuroda, 1938 p.69   ; Won, 1968 p.173.

Range: The brown rat is commensal everywhere people live on the Korean Peninsula and associated islands ( Fig. 124 View FIGURE 124 ).

Remarks: Corbet (1978) noted that the common rat, Rattus norvegicus   , had an extensive distribution in the world and recognized two subspecies ( R. norvegicus norvegicus   in the western Palearctic and R. norvegicus caraco   in eastern Asia). Won (1967) reported two subspecies of R. norvegicus   in Korea (R. n. norvegicus   in most of the peninsula and R. n. caraco   in the extreme northern part). Nevertheless, Jones and Johnson (1965) suggested that only one subspecies; R. n. caraco   , inhabited the entire peninsula. Kral (1971) reported that the two subspecies of common rats (R. n. norvegicus   ; R. n. caraco   ) in Russia had identical karyotypes (seven metacentric, nine telocentric, four subtelocentric autosome pairs); the same karyotype was reported by Kang and Kim (1963) for R. n. norvegicus   in Korea. On the basis of C-banding patterns and morphometric variation, Koh (1992) suggested that a single subspecies inhabited Korea, namely R. n. caraco   . The subspecies on Ulleung Island was classified as R. n. longicaudus by Mori (1937) but was erroneously identified as a subspecies of R. norvegicus ( Jones & Johnson 1965)   . The subspecies on Ulleung Island is Rattus rattus tanezumi   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae

Genus

Rattus

Loc

Rattus norvegicus ( Berkenhout, 1769 )

Jo, Yeong-Seok, Baccus, John T. & Koprowski, John L. 2018
2018
Loc

R. norvegicus norvegicus: Kuroda, 1938 p.69

Won 1968:
Kuroda 1938:
1938
Loc

R. norvegicus: Kishida & Mori, 1931 p.378

Han 2004:
Won & Smith 1999:
Han 1994:
Yoon 1992:
Won 1968:
Won 1967:
Won 1958:
Kishida & Mori 1931:
1931
Loc

Rattus norvegicus caraco: Vinogradov & Obolensky, 1927 p.237

Won 1967:
Jones & Johnson 1965:
Won 1958:
Vinogradov & Obolensky 1927:
1927
Loc

Epimys norvegicus caraco:

Sowerby 1923:
1923
Loc

M. caraco

Pallas 1778:
1778
Loc

Mus norvegicus

Berkenhout 1769:
1769