Kiore

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Dorsal (back) view of the four rodent species in New Zealand.

Dorsal (back) view of the four species of rodent present in New Zealand. From left to right – Norway rat, ship rat, kiore and house mouse. The photograph was taken using study skins housed at Auckland Museum.

Photograph: by Jason Froggatt, courtesy Auckland War-Memorial Museum.