Heteromyidae


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Noun1.Heteromyidae - small New World burrowing mouselike rodents with fur-lined cheek pouches and hind limbs and tail adapted to leaping; adapted to desert conditions: pocket mice; kangaroo mice; kangaroo rats
mammal family - a family of mammals
pocket mouse - any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail
genus Liomys, Liomys - pocket mice
Dipodomys, genus Dipodomys - kangaroo rats
Sciuromorpha, suborder Sciuromorpha - large more or less primitive rodents: squirrels; marmots; gophers; beavers; etc.
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During October-November 2003, we used removal trapping of nonvolant small mammals (Soricidae, Didelphidae, Heteromyidae and Cricetidae) in 12 sampling sites using trap lines for 8-9 nights (Table 1).
However, following the extinction of megaherbivores in the late Pleistocene, Joshua tree seed dispersal now depends entirely on the more limited dispersal (< 100 m) of rodents in the Sciuridae, Heteromyidae and Cricetidae (Vander Wall et al.
Mainland sites Species 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Muridae Peromyscus 8 8 4 20 15 33 10 2 100 maniculatus Peromyscus 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 13 crinitus Neotoma 9 9 2 0 0 1 4 0 25 lepida Mus musculus 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 Heteromyidae Perognathus 32 44 39 0 6 0 6 3 130 formosus Perognathus 20 15 16 0 0 0 35 28 114 parvus Dipodomys 4 9 4 1 12 23 0 0 53 merriami Dipodomys 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 8 ordii Dipodomys 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 panamintinus Sciuridae Ammospermophilus 6 3 8 0 0 3 0 3 23 leucurus Total captured 80 88 73 29 33 60 61 48 472 Species richness 7 6 6 5 3 4 6 6 10 (S) species diversity 4 4 4 3 3 2 4 4 5 ([e.
In this genus, as in other desert inhabitants of the family Heteromyidae, the presence of bipedalism has direct consequences on the speed of movement and leaping distance (Price, 1993).
Allen, 1890 HETEROMYIDAE Liomys irroratus NA (Gray, 1868) GEOMYIDAE Cratogeomys fumosus MA EM (Merriam, 1894) Pappogeomys bulleri MA EM (Thomas, 1892) CRICETIDAE Baiomys taylori NA (Thomas, 1887) Neotoma mexicana NA Baird, 1855 Peromyscus sp.
En Venezuela, los pequenos mamiferos no voladores pertenecientes a los ordenes Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, Soricomorpha y Rodentia (familias Sciuridae, Heteromyidae, Cricetidae, Caviidae y Echimyidae) constituyen el 31% de la fauna de mamiferos documentada para el pais, con 19 especies endemicas (Sanchez-Hernandez y Lew, 2012), a las cuales hay que adicionar Cryptotis aroensis y C.
Heteromyidae Heteromys austratis x ORDEN RODENTIA Fam.
Three genera in the family Heteromyidae and 10 genera within two subfamilies (one in Sigmodontinae, nine in Neotominae) of the family Cricetidae were captured.
merriami) are members of the rodent family Heteromyidae.
Abarca tres familias cientificas: la familia Heteromyidae, que comprende los llamados ratones con abazones, en Costa Rica se encuentran tres especies de esta familia (dos de ellas estan en la vertiente atlantica), la familia Muridae, la familia mas diversificada de todos los mamiferos, en Costa Rica hay mas de treinta especies, y la familia Echimyidae, tambien es una familia muy diversificada, pero en Costa Rica se encuentran solo dos especies.
This phenomenon was suggested by Pinkham (1977) to explain the limb correlation relationships observed in the quadrupedal Mexican spiny pocket mouse (Liomys irroratus) a form that closely resembles the ancestral, fossil form of all the Heteromyidae, and its bipedal relative, the kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami).