Himalayan field rat

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Himalayan field rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
Species group: R. norvegicus
Species: R. nitidus
Binomial name
Rattus nitidus
(Hodgson, 1845)
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The Himalayan field rat (Rattus nitidus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sumatra, Palau, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.


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  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.