Water rat

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Water rat(s) may refer to:


Water rat is a common name for a number of not closely related types of semiaquatic rodents of superfamily Muroidea, including:

  • Amphinectomys savamis, found in Peru
  • European water vole (Arvicola amphibius, formerly A. terrestris), found in north and central Europe and Russia
  • Nectomys, a genus of rodent found in South America
  • Rakali (Hydromys chrysogaster), found in Australia and New Guinea
  • Round-tailed muskrat (Neofiber alleni), found in the United States
  • Xeromys myoides, one species from northern Australia and southern New Guinea.