Australian Water Rat Skull

Hydromys chrysogaster., commonly known as rakali, rabe or water-rat, is an Australian native rodent. It is the only member of the genus Hydromys with a range extending beyond Papua New Guinea and Indonesian West Papua. The species lives in burrows on the banks of rivers, lakes and estuaries and feeds on aquatic insects, fish, crustaceans, mussels, snails, frogs, birds' eggs and water birds.

*Skull 59mm/2.3in.

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