Brown Rat

Skull, mandible and various bones of a Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus).

Skull, mandible and various bones of a Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus).

Skull, mandible and various bones of a Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus). Collected at Plumstead Rubbish Dump, Plumstead Marshes. The specimen was shot, and subsequently devoured by other rats.

Skull, mandible and various bones of a Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus). Collected at Plumstead Rubbish Dump, Plumstead Marshes. The specimen was shot, and subsequently devoured by other rats.

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