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Related to Muroidea: Myomorpha
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Dipodoidea and Muroidea usually classified as Myomorpha.
Phylogenetic analysis of the Thomasomyini (Muroidea: Sigmodontinae) based on morphological data.
Superfamily Muroidea. Pages 894-1531 in Mammal species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference.
The African Giant pouch rat belongs to the order Rodentia, superfamily Muroidea, family Nesomyidae, subfamily Cricetomyinae, genus Cricetomys, species gambianus, Binomial name: C.
A new species of Habromys (Muroidea: Neotominae) from Mexico, with generic review of species definitions and remarks on diversity patterns among Mesoamerican small mammals restricted to humid montane forests.
Giant pouched rats, which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, are nocturnal and omnivorous members of the Nesomyidae family within the Muroidea superfamily.