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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Family MURIDAE Bullimus bagobus (Large MFRE LC Mindanao Forest Rat) Rattus everetti PE LC (Philippine Forest Rat) B.
All of these viruses are carried by rodents of the family Muridae.
The specimens of two new species of chigger mites were collected from two species of rodents (order Rodentia) the Yunnan red-backed vole (also called the Yunnan Chinese vole or the large oriental vole) Eothenomys miletus (Thomas 1914) (Andrew and Xie 2009) in the family Cricetidae and the sladeni rat Rattus sladeni (Linnaeus 1758) in the family Muridae.
The nomenclature and measurement methods are those of Martin-Suarez and Freudenthal (1993) for the family Muridae, Mein and Freudenthal (1971) for the Cricetidae, Daams (1981) and Freudenthal (2004) for the Gliridae, Weerd (1979), Adrover (1986) for the Trilophomyidae and Cuenca-Bescos (1988) and Reumer and van de Hoek Ostende (2003) for the Sciuridae.
With a single exception, all known hantaviruses are associated with three subfamilies of rodent hosts 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).
The great gerbil (Rhombomys opimus) belongs to the order Rodentia, family Muridae, and subfamily Gerbillinae.
Stomach analysis indicated the animal had fed on a rodent of the family Muridae.
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).