Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. Species of rats are found throughout the order Rodentia, but stereotypical rats are found in the genus Rattus. Other rat genera include Neotoma, Bandicota and Dipodomys. Rats are typically distinguished from mice by their size

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Rat, Rats, muroid rodent, Neotoma, Pack rats, Bandicota, Bandicoot rats, Dipodomys, Kangaroo rats,brown rat, black rats, giant pouched rats, common rat, street rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, Norwegian rat, Parisian rat, water rat, wharf rat

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smaller muroid rodent includes the term mouse, while if larger the term rat

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