Sciuromorpha


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Noun1.Sciuromorpha - large more or less primitive rodents: squirrels; marmots; gophers; beavers; 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 Heteromyidae, Heteromyidae - small New World burrowing mouselike rodents with fur-lined cheek pouches and hind limbs and tail adapted to leaping; adapted to desert conditions: pocket mice; kangaroo mice; kangaroo rats
family Geomyidae, Geomyidae - North American pocket gophers
family Sciuridae, Sciuridae - a mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles
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Mice, rats, hamsters, squirrels, and gerbils are classified in the other rodent Suborder Sciurognathi, which is divisible into Infraorders Sciuromorpha (squirrel-like rodents) and Myomorpha (mice and rats; Luckett and Hartenberger 1985).
the level of CG versus AT richness) but variable to other regions (isochores), have been analyzed in various mammals, yielding a specific pattern in myomorphic rodents not found among the Infraorder Sciuromorpha (Suborder Sciurognathi) or the Infraorder Hystricomorpha (Suborder Hystricognathi, Sabeur et al.