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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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Myocastor is typically classified within the taxonomic Family Capromyidae and as a member of a group of rodents referred to as the Caviomorpha (New World rodents) in the Suborder Hystricognathi.