family Muridae


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Related to family Muridae: Muroid rodents
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Noun1.family Muridae - originally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches
mammal family - a family of mammals
Muroidea, superfamily Muroidea - a superfamily of rodents essentially equal to the suborder Myomorpha but with the Dipodidae excluded
genus Mus, Mus - type genus of the Muridae: common house mice; the tips of the upper incisors have a square notch
genus Micromyx, Micromyx - Old World harvest mice
Apodemus, genus Apodemus - Old World field mice
genus Rattus, Rattus - common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge
genus Nesokia, Nesokia - bandicoot rats
Conilurus, genus Conilurus - jerboa rats
genus Notomys, Notomys - jerboa rats
Hydromyinae, subfamily Hydromyinae - water rats of Australia and New Guinea
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Family Muridae. In: Mammal species of the world a taxonomic and geographic reference (eds.
Family MURIDAE Bullimus bagobus (Large MFRE LC Mindanao Forest Rat) Rattus everetti PE LC (Philippine Forest Rat) B.
To investigate whether small mammals, especially bicolored white-toothed shrews (Crocidura leucodon), which act as BDV reservoirs in Switzerland (1,2), harbor BDV in diseaseendemic areas in Bavaria, Germany, we screened 120 small mammals (53 from the family Cricetidae, 41 from the family Muridae, and 26 from the family Soricidae) (Table).
With a single exception, all known hantaviruses are associated with three subfamilies of rodent hosts of the family Muridae. Several viruses associated with the old-world subfamily Murinae cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in Asia and Europe.
Stomach analysis indicated the animal had fed on a rodent of the family Muridae. The ringtail was found near the interface of cotton fields, a pasture, and an estuary.
The short tailed mole rat (Nesokia indica) of the family Muridae is a digging rodent, excavating and maintaining extensive burrow systems (Hussain, 2005).
The Asian musk shrew (Suncus murinus), also called the Asian house shrew, is a small mole-like mammal belonging to the family Soricidae (order Soricomorpha), and wild rats are classified in the family Muridae (order Rodentia).
The specimens of two new species of chigger mites were collected from two species of rodents (order Rodentia) the Yunnan red-backed vole (also called the Yunnan Chinese vole or the large oriental vole) Eothenomys miletus (Thomas 1914) (Andrew and Xie 2009) in the family Cricetidae and the sladeni rat Rattus sladeni (Linnaeus 1758) in the family Muridae. These two species were trapped using Golden Cat traps (Guixi Mousetrap Apparatus Factory Guixi Jiangxi China) in the Yunnan Province of southwest China in 2010.