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)

turkestanicus (Satunin, 1903)

The Turkestan rat (Rattus pyctoris) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, and Pakistan.


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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.