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Brown Rat v Titan Beetle

Posted by Taipan (Admins) at Mar 25 2015, 09:20 PM. 6 comments

Brown (Norway) Rat - Rattus norvegicus
he brown rat, common rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, brown Norway rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat (Rattus norvegicus) is one of the best known and most common rats. One of the largest muroids, it is a brown or grey rodent with a body up to 25 cm (10 in) long, and a similar tail length; the male weighs on average 350 g (12 oz) and the female 250 g (9 oz). 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—making it the most successful mammal on the planet after humans. Indeed, with rare exceptions, the brown rat lives wherever humans live, particularly in urban areas. The fur is coarse and usually brown or dark grey, while the underparts are lighter grey or brown. The length can be up to 25 cm (10 in), with the tail a further 25 cm (10 in), the same length as the body. Adult body weight averages 550 g (19 oz) in males and about 350 g (12 oz) in females, but a very large individual can reach 900 g (32 oz). Rats weighing over 1 kg (2.2 lb) are exceptional, and stories of rats as big as cats are exaggerations, or misidentifications of other rodents, such as the coypu and muskrat.

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Titan Beetle - Titanus giganteus
The Titan beetle (Titanus giganteus) is the second-longest known beetle in the Amazon rainforest and one of the longest beetle species in the world. It is from the family Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles). The titan beetle is the only member of its own genus. It is known from the rain forests of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Guianas, and north-central Brazil, where it is most commonly collected by the use of mercury-vapor lamps, to which the males are attracted. Adults can grow up to 6.5 inches (16.7 cm) in length.[2] Of all known beetles, only the Hercules beetle Dynastes hercules, in which giant males occasionally can grow to 7 inches (over 17.5 cm)[3] is longer than the Titan, but the Hercules beetle males have an enormous horn on the pronotum or thorax making up around half of its total length. As such, the body of the Titan beetle is considerably larger than that of the Hercules beetles. It is known that the short, curved and sharp mandibles can snap pencils in half and cut into human flesh.

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Molosser
Mar 24 2015, 12:55 AM
Titan beetle vs least weasel or brown rat
 

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