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Related to Muroidea: Myomorpha
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Noun1.Muroidea - a superfamily of rodents essentially equal to the suborder Myomorpha but with the Dipodidae excluded
mammal family - a family of mammals
Myomorpha, suborder Myomorpha - true rats and mice and related rodents
family Muridae, Muridae - originally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches
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Giant pouched rats, which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, are nocturnal and omnivorous members of the Nesomyidae family within the Muroidea superfamily.
Recent molecular phylogenies have been constructed for the superfamily Muroidea using DNA sequences from various genes: lecithin cholesterol acyl transferase (LCAT) gene and von Willebrand factor (vWF) gene (Michauex et al.