Palm rat

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Palm rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
Species: R. palmarum
Binomial name
Rattus palmarum
(Zelebor, 1869)

The palm rat (Rattus palmarum) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in the Nicobar Islands, on Car Nicobar and Great Nicobar islands.

The palm rat's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Palm rats are also commonly referred to as "citrus rats" or "black rats" by many people in the Southeastern United States, especially Florida.