norvegicus是什麼意思?

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Rattus norvegicus 翻成實驗用大鼠

那norvegicus 是什麼意思?

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    圖片參考:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

    這是拉丁文

    Rattus norvegicus (挪威鼠):又名褐家鼠、褐鼠、大鼠、挪威鼠、大家鼠、白尾吊、糞鼠、溝鼠,是有名及常見的老鼠之一,也是之中最大的物種。

    Rattus = latin for rat (拉丁文屬名) :鼠屬

    Rat

    The rat is a rodent of the genus Rattus. There are a number of varieties, including the brown rat and the black rat.

    Norvegicus(拉丁文種名):屬於挪威

    Norvegicus = (icus is latin for belonging to) so belonging to Norway as it was first identified from Norway (wrongly).

    但其實牠們並不是來自挪威。

    1769年的書《Outlines of the Natural History of Great Britain》作者約翰貝克恩霍特(John Berkenhout)被認為可能是這誤稱的來源。貝克恩霍特給此物種的學名為Rattus norvegicus,因為他相信此物種是在1728年,經由挪威船隻遷移到英國,不過事實上此物種是來自丹麥。

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