Rattus Fischer, 1803

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

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4522.1.1

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C24EFA8A-A5A0-4B06-A0A9-632F542B9529

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4571527

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scientific name

Rattus Fischer, 1803
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Genus Rattus Fischer, 1803  

Rattus   has become a taxonomically confusing genus. Musser and Carleton (2005) supported six forms or species groups. The Rattus norvegicus   and R. tanezumi   species groups inhabit Korea. Because of recent taxonomic debates ( Heaney & Molur 2016), whether R. rattus   and R. tanezumi   coexist or only R. tanezumi   inhabits Korea remains uncertain. Although there is a little possibility of coexisting R. rattus   and R. tanezumi   in Korea, we suggest populations of R. tanezumi   instead of R. rattus   live in Korea. Therefore, we delitsted R. rattus   and assigned two species accounts for the Genus Rattus   in Korea.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae