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Rat Species

There are many species of rat but it is the domestic or fancy rat which is commonly kept as a pet.


Common Name

Scientific Name

Alternative Names

Fancy Rat

Rattus norvegicus

Brown Rat
Domestic Rat
Norway Rat
Sewer Rat

Aceh Rat

Rattus blangorum

Andaman Archipelago Rat

Rattus stoicus

Andaman Rat

Annandale's Rat

Rattus annandalei

Annandale's Sundaic Rat

Arianus' New Guinea Mountain Rat

Rattus omichlodes

Australian Pale Field Rat

Rattus tunneyi

Australian Swamp Rat

Rattus lutreolus

Black Rat

Rattus rattus

Roof Rat
Ship Rat

Bonthain Rat

Rattus bontanus

Southwestern Xanthurus Rat

Bush Rat

Rattus fuscipes

Australian Bush Rat

Canefield Rat

Rattus sordidus

Dusky Field Rat

Cape York Rat

Rattus leucopus

Christmas Island Rat

Rattus nativitatis

Bulldog Rat

Dusky Rat

Rattus colletti

Australian Dusky Rat

Eastern New Guinea Mountain Rat

Rattus niobe

Eastern New Guinea Rat

Rattus mordax

Enggano Rat

Rattus enganus

Enggano Island Rat

Giluwe Rat

Rattus giluwensis

Mount Giluwe Rat

Hainald's Rat

Rattus hainaldi

Hainald’s Flores Island Rat

Halmahara Rat

Rattus morotaiensis

Molaccan Prehensile-Tailed Rat

Himalayan Field Rat

Rattus nitidus

White-footed Indochinese Rat

Himalayan Rat

Rattus pyctoris

Hoffmann's Rat

Rattus hoffmani

Hoffmann's Sulawesi Rat

Hole Rat

Rattus foramineus

Hoogerwerf's Rat

Rattus hoogerwerfi

Hoogerwerf’s Sumatran Rat

Indochinese Forest Rat

Rattus andamanensis

Japen Rat

Rattus jobiensis

Yapen Rat
Yapen Island Rat

Kerala Rat

Rattus ranjiniae

Ranjini's Field Rat
Ranjini's Rat

Kinabalu Rat

Rattus baluensis

Summit Rat

Koopman's Rat

Rattus koopmani

Koopman’s Peleng Island Rat

Korinch's Rat

Rattus korinchi

Sumatran Mountain Rat

Large New Guinea Spiny Rat

Rattus praetor

Little Soft-Furred Rat

Rattus mollicomulus

Lampobatang Sulawesi Rat

Long-haired Rat

Rattus villosissimus

Australian Long-haired Rat

Losea Rat

Rattus losea

Lesser Rice-Field Rat

Maclear's Rat

Rattus macleari

Maclear’s Christmas Island Rat

Malaysian Field Rat

Rattus tiomanicus

Malayan Field Rat

Mentawai Rat

Rattus lugens

Mentawai Archipelago Rat

Mindoro Mountain Rat

Rattus mindorensis

Mindoro Black Rat

New Guinean Rat

Rattus novaeguineae

Papua New Guinea rat

New Ireland Forest Rat

Rattus sanila

Nillu Rat

Rattus montanus

Sri Lankan Mountain Rat

Nonsense Rat

Rattus burrus

Nicobar Archipelago Rat

Opussum Rat

Rattus marmosurus

Marmoset Xanthurus Rat

Osgood's Vietnamese Rat

Rattus osgoodi

Osgood's Rat

Palm Rat

Rattus palmarum

Zelebor's Nicobar Rat
Car Nicobar Rat

Peleng Rat

Rattus pelurus

Peleng Island Xanthurus Rat

Philippine Forest Rat

Rattus everetti

Pocock's New Guinea Highland Rat

Rattus pococki

Polynesian Rat

Rattus exulans

Pacific Rat

Rice-field Rat

Rattus argentiventer

Richardson's New Guinea Mountain Rat

Rattus richardsoni

Sahyadris Forest Rat

Rattus satarae

Sikkim Rat

Rattus sikkimensis

Simalur Rat

Rattus simalurensis

Simalur Archipelago Rat

Slender Rat

Rattus verecundus

New Guinea Slender Rat

Southeastern Xanthurus Rat

Rattus salocco

Spiny Ceram Rat

Rattus feliceus

Spiny Seram Island Rat

Stein's New Guinea Rat

Rattus steini

Stein's Rat

Sula Rat

Rattus elaphinus

Sula Archipelago Rat

Sunburned rat

Rattus adustus

Burnished Enggano Rat

Tanezumi Rat

Rattus tanezumi

Oriental House Rat
Asian House Rat

Tawitawi Forest Rat

Rattus tawitawiensis

Timor Forest Rat

Rattus timorensis

Turkestan Rat

Rattus turkestanicus

Van Deusen's Rat

Rattus vandeuseni

Van Deusen's New Guinea Mountain Rat

Vogelkop Mountain Rat

Rattus arfakiensis

Western New Guinea Mountain Rat

Rattus arrogans

Yellow-tailed Rat

Rattus xanthurus

Northeastern Xanthurus Rat

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