Nonsense Rat

Nonsense Rat
Nonsense Rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Rattus
Species: R. burrus
Binomial name
Rattus burrus
(Miller, 1902)

The Nonsense Rat, Nicobar Archipelago Rat, or Miller's Nicobar Rat (Rattus burrus) is endemic to the Nicobar Islands in India. It is currently listed as an endangered species (2011). The Nonsense Rat was first described in 1902 by Miller.


  • Molur, S. and Nameer, P. O. (2008). Rattus burrus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 Nov 2011. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is endangered.