order Rodentia

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Noun1.order Rodentia - small gnawing animals: porcupinesorder Rodentia - small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Myomorpha, suborder Myomorpha - true rats and mice and related rodents
Hystricomorpha, suborder Hystricomorpha - an order of rodents including: porcupines; guinea pigs; chinchillas; etc.
Sciuromorpha, suborder Sciuromorpha - large more or less primitive rodents: squirrels; marmots; gophers; beavers; etc.
naked mole rat - fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa; neither mole nor rat; they feed on tubers and have a social structure similar to that of honeybees and termites
References in classic literature ?
The order Rodentia is here very numerous in species: of mice alone I obtained no less than eight kinds.
Majority of species belonged to order Rodentia followed by Carnivora.
Rats and mice, belonging to the Order Rodentia, have remained an important figure in the human lore and culture since centuries.
Simon, "Rabbits were classified in the order Rodentia (rodents) until the 1920's when they were reclassified in the order Lagomorpha.