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Ord. Rodent

Phylum Chordata --> Vertebrata --> Gnathostomata --> Class Mammals --> S.Class Theria --> Eutheria --> Boreoeutheria --> Superord. Euarchontoglires --> Glires -->


Rodents are animals in the order Rodentia. Typical rodent species are mice, rats, beavers, guinea pigs, hamsters and similar. They are characterized by a pair of continuously growing incisors (teeth) in each of the upper and lower jaws.

Please see below for families in the Rodentia order. To see all registered species with pictures on one page, click here.

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Fam. Anomaluridae
Fam. Pedetidae
Fam. Beavers, Castoridae

Fam. Pocket gopher, Geomyidae (Add)
Fam. Heteromyidae (Add)
Hystricomorpha (Add)
Fam. Chinchilla rat, Abrocomidae (Add)
Fam. Hutia, Capromyidae (Add)
Fam. Cavy Family, Caviidae

Fam. Chinchillidae

Fam. Tuco-tuco, Ctenomyidae (Add)
Fam. Paca, Cuniculidae (Add)
Fam. Dasyproctidae (Add)
Fam. Dinomyidae (Add)
Fam. Spiny rat, Echimyidae
Fam. New World porcupines, Erethizontidae

Fam. Giant hutia, Heptaxodontidae (Add)
Fam. Myocastoridae

Fam. Octodontidae

Ctenodactylomorphi (Add)
Fam. Gundis, Ctenodactylidae (Add)
Fam. Diatomyidae
Phiomorpha (Add)
Fam. Blesmol, Bathyergidae

Fam. Old World porcupine, Hystricidae

Fam. Petromuridae (Add)
Fam. Cane rat, Thryonomyidae
Fam. Mouse-like hamster, Calomyscidae (Add)
Fam. Hamsters, Lemmings etc, Cricetidae

Fam. Dipodidae
Fam. Murids, Muridae

Fam. Nesomyidae (Add)
Fam. Oriental dormice, Platacanthomyidae
Fam. Spalacidae
Fam. Aplodontiidae
Fam. Gliridae
Fam. Squirrel, Sciuridae

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