Capromyidae


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Noun1.Capromyidae - coypus
mammal family - a family of mammals
Hystricomorpha, suborder Hystricomorpha - an order of rodents including: porcupines; guinea pigs; chinchillas; etc.
genus Myocastor, Myocastor - a genus of Capromyidae
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Cricetinae, Muridae, Spalacidae, Calomyscidae, Capromyidae, Hystricidae, Castoridae.
Five families were united in Octodontoidea, with Abrocomidae (chinchilla rats) sister to two family dyads: Octodontidae (degus and viscacha rats) + Ctenomyidae (tuco-tucos) and Echimyidae (spiny rats, tree rats, and the nutria) + Capromyidae (hutias).
Da familia Capromyidae, registra-se no Brasil a ocorrencia apenas do genero Myocastor, com uma unica especie vivente, o Myocastor coypus, conhecido como ratao-do-banhado ou nutria (SILVA, 1994).