brown rat, common rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat

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brown rat, common rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat
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brown rat common rat Hanover rat Norway rat Norwegian rat or wharf rat Rattus norvegicus is one of the best known and most common rats and also one of the largest Thought to have originated in northern China this rodent has now spread to all continents except Antarctica and is the dominant rat in Europe and much of North America It lives wherever humans live particularly in urban areas