Capromyidae


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Noun1.Capromyidae - coypus
mammal family - a family of mammals
Hystricomorpha, suborder Hystricomorpha - an order of rodents including: porcupines; guinea pigs; chinchillas; etc.
genus Myocastor, Myocastor - a genus of Capromyidae
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Many other animals, such as large rodents called hutias (Capromyidae) that still survive on some Caribbean islands today, probably colonised the region in the same way.
Cricetinae, Muridae, Spalacidae, Calomyscidae, Capromyidae, Hystricidae, Castoridae.
Five families were united in Octodontoidea, with Abrocomidae (chinchilla rats) sister to two family dyads: Octodontidae (degus and viscacha rats) + Ctenomyidae (tuco-tucos) and Echimyidae (spiny rats, tree rats, and the nutria) + Capromyidae (hutias).