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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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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.
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).