family Muridae


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Related to family Muridae: Muroid rodents
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Noun1.family Muridae - originally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches
mammal family - a family of mammals
Muroidea, superfamily Muroidea - a superfamily of rodents essentially equal to the suborder Myomorpha but with the Dipodidae excluded
genus Mus, Mus - type genus of the Muridae: common house mice; the tips of the upper incisors have a square notch
genus Micromyx, Micromyx - Old World harvest mice
Apodemus, genus Apodemus - Old World field mice
genus Rattus, Rattus - common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge
genus Nesokia, Nesokia - bandicoot rats
Conilurus, genus Conilurus - jerboa rats
genus Notomys, Notomys - jerboa rats
Hydromyinae, subfamily Hydromyinae - water rats of Australia and New Guinea
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All of these viruses are carried by rodents of the family Muridae.
To investigate whether small mammals, especially bicolored white-toothed shrews (Crocidura leucodon), which act as BDV reservoirs in Switzerland (1,2), harbor BDV in diseaseendemic areas in Bavaria, Germany, we screened 120 small mammals (53 from the family Cricetidae, 41 from the family Muridae, and 26 from the family Soricidae) (Table).
Order Rodentia Family Muridae Subfamily Crictinae (Mice) Peromyscus sp.
Family Muridae (rats, voles, and mice) Subfamily Sigmodontinae Neotoma magister (Baird), SC Allegheny woodrat Peromyscus leucopus I (Rafinesque), white-footed mouse P.
The Asian musk shrew (Suncus murinus), also called the Asian house shrew, is a small mole-like mammal belonging to the family Soricidae (order Soricomorpha), and wild rats are classified in the family Muridae (order Rodentia).
With a single exception, all known hantaviruses are associated with three subfamilies of rodent hosts of the family Muridae.
Stomach analysis indicated the animal had fed on a rodent of the family Muridae.
The principal hosts of the Old World and New World arenaviruses are murine (subfamily Murinae) and sigmodontine (subfamily Sigmodontinae) rodents, respectively, of the order Rodentia, family Muridae.
The common rodents in populated areas of Argentina belong to two groups of the family Muridae.