family Cricetidae


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Related to family Cricetidae: Muroidea, Muridae, Geomyidae, Muridæ, Arvicolinae
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Noun1.family Cricetidae - mostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters
mammal family - a family of mammals
Myomorpha, suborder Myomorpha - true rats and mice and related rodents
New World mouse - a variety of rodent
genus Reithrodontomys, Reithrodontomys - New World harvest mice
genus Peromyscus, Peromyscus - New World wood mice
Baiomys, genus Baiomys - pygmy mice
genus Onychomys, Onychomys - grasshopper mice
genus Neofiber, Neofiber - round-tailed muskrat
genus Sigmodon, Sigmodon - American cotton rats
wood rat, wood-rat - any of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears; some are hosts for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
genus Pitymys, Pitymys - pine mice
genus Microtus, Microtus - voles of the northern hemisphere
Arvicola, genus Arvicola - in some classifications considered synonymous with Microtus
Clethrionomys, genus Clethrionomys - a genus of Cricetidae
genus Phenacomys - North American voles
Cricetus, genus Cricetus - type genus of the Cricetidae: Old World hamsters
genus Mesocricetus, Mesocricetus - golden hamsters
genus Meriones, Meriones - a genus of Cricetidae
lemming - any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution
genus lemmus, Lemmus - lemmings
genus Myopus, Myopus - a genus of Cricetidae
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Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is an emerging infectious disease caused by New World hantaviruses (family Hantaviridae) and transmitted by rodents of the family Cricetidae (1).
The species Rheomys mexicanus belongs to the family Cricetidae.
All hantaviruses that cause HPS are hosted by rodents of the family Cricetidae.
Five members of the family Cricetidae were captured throughout the sampling period.
Three genera in the family Heteromyidae and 10 genera within two subfamilies (one in Sigmodontinae, nine in Neotominae) of the family Cricetidae were captured.
Results showed that rodent assemblages in dense ungrazed grasslands were dominated by species in the family Cricetidae, especially in the genera Baiomys (pygmy mice), Reithrodontomys (harvest mice) and Sigmodon (cotton rats).
The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) is a semi-aquatic rodent belonging to the order Rodentia and family Cricetidae native to North America, but in the 20th century it was introduced to Europe and Asia from Canada.
Fossorial rodents are represented in the cold deserts of South America by the tuco-tuco (Ctenomys, family Ctenomyidae); in North America by the pocket gophers (Geomyidae); and in the cold Asiatic deserts and subdeserts by the mole-voles (Ellobius, family Cricetidae **) and the mole-rat (Spalax giganteus, family Spalacidae **).
Human infection with this virus occurs from exposure to contaminated excreta and secretions of rodents of the family Cricetidae.
White-tipped tails as species-specific characters are not uncommon among ricochetal rodents such as kangaroo rats (Heteromyidae), jerboas (Dipodidae), jumping mice (Zapodidae) and some similarly specialized members of the family Cricetidae.