Brown rat skull
Frederic Wood Jones (b.1879, d.1954)
26 Apr 1921
Skull and mandible of a Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus). Stored in a glass vial with a cork stopper and filled with cotton wool. Collected by Frederic Wood Jones from the Adelaide Botanic Gardens near the River Torrens in 1921. This specimen was obtained by Wood Jones while trapping for rakali (native Australian water rats; Hydromys chrysogaster). At the time he was collecting native rodent specimens for Oldfield Thomas, mammalogist at the Natural History Museum, London.
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