order Rodentia


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Noun1.order Rodentia - small gnawing animals: porcupinesorder Rodentia - small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Myomorpha, suborder Myomorpha - true rats and mice and related rodents
Hystricomorpha, suborder Hystricomorpha - an order of rodents including: porcupines; guinea pigs; chinchillas; etc.
Sciuromorpha, suborder Sciuromorpha - large more or less primitive rodents: squirrels; marmots; gophers; beavers; etc.
naked mole rat - fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa; neither mole nor rat; they feed on tubers and have a social structure similar to that of honeybees and termites
References in classic literature ?
The order Rodentia is here very numerous in species: of mice alone I obtained no less than eight kinds.
Due to the difficulties in determining a reliable taxonomic identification, some families of medium-sized species, from the order Rodentia, such as Muridae and Echimyidae, as well as from the order Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae, were omitted.
All mixed infections were detected in rodents (order Rodentia): 78% (14/18) in R.
The next volume of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World includes the remaining nine families of the placental order Rodentia. The rodents are animals certainly not as attractive as ungulates or carnivores, however, they are exceptionally diverse and frequently poorly known.
A total of seven vertebrate species was determined, from which five belonged to the order Rodentia and two to the order Passeriformes.
Majority of species belonged to order Rodentia followed by Carnivora.
In addition to this remarkable case, we found similar cases within the order Rodentia. The rodents of the family Dipodidade (e.g., Dipodomys spp.) have disproportionately large feet as an adaptation to saltatorial locomotion (Wilson and Gardner, 1990).
Rats and mice, belonging to the Order Rodentia, have remained an important figure in the human lore and culture since centuries.