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Noun1.Hystricomorpha - an order of rodents including: porcupines; guinea pigs; chinchillas; etc.
animal order - the order of animals
order Rodentia, Rodentia - small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis
family Hystricidae, Hystricidae - Old World porcupines
Erethizontidae, family Erethizontidae - New World arboreal porcupines
Caviidae, family Caviidae - a family of Hystricomorpha
Dasyproctidae, family Dasyproctidae - agoutis and pacas
Chinchillidae, family Chinchillidae - small bushy-tailed South American burrowing rodents
Bathyergidae, family Bathyergidae - mole rats; sand rats
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Pregnancy in hystricomorpha: gestational age and embryonic-fetal development of agouti (Dasyprocta prymnolopha Wagler 1831) estimated by ultrasonography.
On the other hand, the presence of a metacentric sexual X chromosome pair as the largest of the complement in Kerodon seems to be characteristic of the entire group hystricomorpha (Wurstler et al., 1971).