Muroidea

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Related to Muroid: family Muridae
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Noun1.Muroidea - a superfamily of rodents essentially equal to the suborder Myomorpha but with the Dipodidae excluded
mammal family - a family of mammals
Myomorpha, suborder Myomorpha - true rats and mice and related rodents
family Muridae, Muridae - originally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches
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2017: Muroid rodent phylogenetics: 900-species tree reveals increasing diversification rates.
New muroid rodent and Sivapithecus dental remains from the lower Siwalik deposits of Ramnagar (JandK, India): Age implication.
Wichman, "Retrofitting the genome: L1 extinction follows endogenous retroviral expansion in a group of muroid rodents," Journal of Virology, vol.
Phylogeny and divergence date estimates of rapid radiations in muroid rodents based on multiple nuclear genes.
Since all the insectivores and some rodent families (in our case Sciuridae, Castoridae, Gliridae, Eomyidae) have premolars and others do not (muroid rodents), this results in an over-representation of the former taxa.
It is not a true rat, but is part of a uniquely African branch of muroid rodents.
VOSS, R.S., 1991.- An introduction to the Neotropical Muroid rodent genus Zygodontomys.
Phylogeny of muroid rodents: Relationships within and among major lineages as determined by IRBP gene sequences.