Turkestan rat

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Turkestan rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
Species: R. pyctoris
Binomial name
Rattus pyctoris
(Hodgson, 1845)
  • Rattus rattoides (Hodgson, 1845)
  • Rattus turkestanicus (Satunin, 1903)

The Turkestan rat (Rattus pyctoris) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The species is found throughout continental Asia from Afghanistan to China, at altitudes from 1,200-4,250 m. It occurs in montane areas, rocky habitats and frequently near or on cultivated or residential land.[1]


  1. ^ a b Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2016). "Rattus pyctoris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T19370A115150159.