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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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Its 5-month length pregnancy is considered a long period for a rodent, and it is one of the longest recorded among hystricomorphs [25].
When compared to other rodent suborders, the hystricomorphs such as the agouti show a long period of gestation (Weir, 1974).
This secretion pattern is similar to that proposed by Tam (1974) for hystricomorphs.
Some studies describe that the uterus can be double or partially double in some species of hystricomorphs rodents (Weir, 1971; Reis et al., 2011).
A group of rodents called sciuromorphs, which includes the squirrel, began to specialise in gnawing adaptations, and the hystricomorphs, including the guinea pig, chose chewing.
Most caviomorphs and hystricomorphs studied shared competence for methanogens.
Little information is available regarding changes in progesterone and estradiol levels during estrous cycle in agouti, compared to that in other hystricomorphs rodents (Adjanohoun 1992, Barta & Jakubicka 1991, Croix & Franchimont 1975, Faulkes et al.