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The Tanezumi rat (Rattus tanezumi), also known as the Asian rat or Asian house rat, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is closely related to the black rat (Rattus rattus). It is widespread in eastern, southern and south-eastern Asia, being found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Tanezumi rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
R. tanezumi
Binomial name
Rattus tanezumi
Temminck, 1844


  1. ^ Heaney, L. & Molur, S. (2016). "Rattus tanezumi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T19366A115149780. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T19366A22445589.en. Retrieved 14 December 2017.