family Heteromyidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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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).
Three genera in the family Heteromyidae and 10 genera within two subfamilies (one in Sigmodontinae, nine in Neotominae) of the family Cricetidae were captured.
The two most abundant species in the family Heteromyidae (Chaetodipus hispidus and Perognathusflavus) were more abundant on grazed plots prior to the burn (Table 1; see also Jones et al.
merriami) are members of the rodent family Heteromyidae.