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Table 2 Summary of the 149 genetically characterised Rattus specimens sampled from 29 localities in south Africa.

From: Genetic monitoring detects an overlooked cryptic species and reveals the diversity and distribution of three invasive Rattus congeners in south Africa

Localities GPS Metres a.s.l. N N (per species) Haplotypes
Giyani (Nkomo-B), LP 23.416S - 30.786E 448 m 16 R. tanezumi (7) RT01*
     R. rattus (9) RR01*
Renosterkop, LP 24.983S - 28.525E 1050 m 1 R. rattus (1) RR04
Tshilimbani, LP 22.767S - 30.200E 863 m 23 R. tanezumi (19) RT01
     R. rattus (4) RR01
Sekhukhune (Bloublommetjieskloof), LP 24.311S - 29.770E 743 m 2 R. rattus (2) RR01
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens, GP 26.166S - 28.037E 1620 m 8 R. norvegicus (8) RN01
Moreleta Park, Pretoria, GP 25.828S - 28.288E 1545 m 2 R. tanezumi (1) RT01*
     R. rattus (1) RR03
Roodeplaat, GP 25.639S - 28.358E 1225 m 13 R. tanezumi (13) RR01
Rietondale, Pretoria, GP 25.731S - 28.219E 1313 m 1 R. tanezumi (1) RT01
Hillcrest, Pretoria, GP 25.754S - 28.231E 1380 m 1 R. rattus (1) RR04
Hammanskraal, GP 25.371S - 28.188E 1105 m 18 R. tanezumi (12) RT01
     R. rattus (4) RR03*
     R. rattus (1) RR04*
     R. rattus (1) RR05
Tembisa, GP 26.002S - 28.213E 1605 m 11 R. tanezumi (3) RT01
     R. tanezumi (1) RT02
     R. rattus (1) RR01
     R. rattus (2) RR03
     R. norvegicus (1) RN01
     R. norvegicus (3) RN12
O.R. Tambo International Airport, GP 26.148S - 28.226E 1693 m 10 R. norvegicus (1) RN01
     R. norvegicus (9) RN12
Verena, MP 25.504S - 29.027E 1369 m 1 R. rattus (1) RR03
Tholakele, KZN 27.434S - 30.988E 1100 m 2 R. tanezumi (2) RT01
Mvuzini, KZN 28.008S - 30.675E 1172 m 3 R. tanezumi (3) RT01
Ophuzane, KZN 27.486S - 30.934E 827 m 6 R. tanezumi (6) RT01
Richmond, KZN 29.883S - 30.283E 860 m 1 R. tanezumi (1) RT01*
Melmoth, KZN 28.567S - 31.317E 980 m 1 R. rattus (1) RR10
Ladysmith, KZN 28.550S - 29.783E 1047 m 1 R. rattus (1) RR11
Shongweni, Durban, KZN 29.834S - 30.699E 446 m 2 R. tanezumi (2) RT01*
Umkomaas, KZN 30.217S - 30.800E 14 m 5 R. rattus (5) RR04*
Sydenham, Durban, KZN 29.832S - 31.000E 52 m 2 R. norvegicus (2) RN01
Durban CBD, KZN 29.859S - 31.016E 22 m 3 R. norvegicus (3) RN01
Montclair Park, Durban, KZN 29.925S - 30.965E 33 m 2 R. norvegicus (2) RN01
Cato Manor Rd, Durban, KZN 29.858S - 30.978E 88 m 1 R. norvegicus (1) RN01
Cato Crest IS, Durban, KZN 29.850S - 30.978E 88 m 4 R. norvegicus (2) RN01
     R. norvegicus (2) RN02
Durban Harbour, KZN 29.871S - 31.048E 6 m 2 R. norvegicus (2) RN03
Warwick Ave, Durban, KZN 29.858S - 31.010E 22 m 1 R. norvegicus (1) RN04
Manzini, Mcaphozini Area, Swaziland 26.435S - 31.197E 679 m 6 R. tanezumi (6) RT01
  1. a.s.l.: above sea level; LP: Limpopo Province, South Africa; GP: Gauteng Province, South Africa; KZN: KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa; IA: International Airport; CBD: Central Business District; IS: Informal Settlement; * indicates haplotypes that were karyotyped