The genus Allactaga contains the four and five-toed jerboas of Asia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Allactaga"
The American Beaver (Castor canadensis) is a large semi-aquatic rodent native to Canada, most of the United States and parts of northern Mexico. Its fur is dark brown. It has a rounded head, a large flat paddle-shaped tail and webbed hind feet. The unwebbed front paws are smaller, with claws. This is the largest rodent found in North America; the only larger rodent is the South American Capybara. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Beaver"
The Anomaluridae family is a family of rodents found in central Africa. They are known as anomalures or scaly-tailed flying squirrels. There are seven species, classified into three genera. Most are brightly coloured. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anomalure"
Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. They are the only members of the family Castoridae, which contains a single genus, Castor. Genetic research has shown the European and North American beaver populations to be distinct species and that hybridization is unlikely. ...more on Wikipedia about "Beaver"
The blesmols, also known as mole rats, or African mole-rats, are burrowing rodents of the family Bathyergidae. They represent a distinct evolution of a subterranean life among rodents much like the pocket gophers of North America, the tuco-tucos in South America, or the fossorial muroids. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blesmol"
The Canary Islands Giant Rat (Canariomys tamarani) was endemic to the island of Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands, Spain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Canary Islands Giant Rat"
The genus Thryonomys, also know as cane rats, is a genus of rodent found in Africa south of the Sahara. They are eaten in some African countries and are a pest species on many crops. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cane rat" My www.shortopedia.com is mine.
(Capybara) | genus = Hydrochoerus ...more on Wikipedia about "Capybara"
The family Castoridae contains the two living species of beaver and their fossil relatives. This was once a highly diverse group of rodents, but is now restricted to a single genus, Castor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Castoridae"
Castoroides is an extinct genus of giant beavers that lived in North America during the Pleistocene. There are two known species: ...more on Wikipedia about "Castoroides"
The Cavy family (Caviidae) is divided in two subfamilies: ...more on Wikipedia about "Caviidae"
Caviomorpha is the name for the rodent infraorder that unites all South American hystricognaths. It is supported by both fossil and molecular evidence. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caviomorpha"
Ceratogaulus was a two horned burrowing rodent. The genus had four species: Ceratogaulus rhinocerus, Ceratogaulus anecdotus, Ceratogaulus hatcheri (originally described as Epigaulus hatcheri) and Ceratogaulus minor ...more on Wikipedia about "Ceratogaulus"
Lagostomus Chinchillas and their relatives viscachas are small, nocturnal mammals native to the Andes mountains in South America and belonging to the family Chinchillidae. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chinchilla" My shortopedia is mine. Rodents
Chinchilla rats are members of the family Abrocomidae. They resemble Chinchillas (to which they are closely related) in appearance but have a body-structure more like a rat. Some molecular work (Huchon and Douzery, 2001), however, suggests that they may be more closely related to octodontoids such as degus, nutria, and tuco-tucos than to chinchillas and viscachas. All species of chinchilla rat live in the Andes Mountains of South America and are probably herbivorous, although this is not clear. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chinchilla rat"
The coypu or nutria (Myocastor coypus) is a large, crepuscular, semiaquatic rodent native to South America, but now also present in Europe, Asia, and North America. In most regions, the coypu is considered a pest. However in eastern Europe and Central Asia, it is still valued for its fur. It is the only species in the genus Myocastor and sometimes given its own family: Myocastoridae. The coypu, a herbivore, has been introduced from South America to every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Africa is the only continent where the introduced coypu never became fully established. The animal is adapted to subtropical to mild temperate climates. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coypu"
Cricetidae is a family of rodents in the large and complex superfamily Muroidea. It includes true hamsters, voles, lemmings, and New World rats and mice. At almost 600 species, it is the second largest family of mammals ...more on Wikipedia about "Cricetidae"
The Cyprus Spiny Mouse (Acomys nesiotes) was endemic to Cyprus. These nocturnal animals were generally found in arid areas. There has been no record of the Cyprus Spiny Mouse since 1980. This animal is often considered extinct, but there is uncertainty about whether it is truely extinct because quantitative data is lacking. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cyprus Spiny Mouse"
The Dassie Rat, Petromus typicus, is an African rodent found among rocky outcroppings. It is the only living member of its genus, Petromus, and family, Petromuridae. The name " dassie" means " badger" in both German and Afrikaans, but the term may be a reference to hyraxes, which are found in similar habitats. Petromus means "rock mouse" and dassie rats are one of many rodents that are sometimes called rock rats. The family and genus names are sometimes misspelled as Petromyidae and Petromys. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dassie Rat"
The Dasyproctidae are a family of South American rodents, comprising three genera. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dasyproctidae"
The family Dinomyidae was once a very successful group of South American hystricognath rodent, but now contains only a single living species, the Pacarana. The Dinomyidae included among its ranks the largest rodent ever known, the bison-sized Phoberomys pattersoni. It is thought that the dinomyids were able to occupy ecological niches associated with large grazing mammals due to the lack of true ungulates in South America until its later connection to North America. The modern pacarana is only modest sized, considerably smaller than the capybara. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dinomyidae" Things Go Better with www.shortopedia.com. shortopedia
Dipodoidea is a superfamily of rodents that includes Jumping Mice and Jerboas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dipodoidea"
(Dormouse) Dormice are a type of rodent indigenous to the Old World comprising the family Gliridae. (This family is also variously called Myoxidae or Muscardinidae by different taxonomists.) They are mostly found in Europe, although some live in Africa and Asia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dormouse"
Eumuroida is a clade defined in 2004 (Steppan et al.) to describe a group of muroid rodents. The clade is not defined in the standard taxonomic hierarchy, but it is between superfamily and family. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eumuroida"
The European Beaver (Castor fiber) was hunted almost to extinction in Europe, both for fur, and for castoreum, a secretion of its scent gland believed to have medicinal properties. However this beaver is now being re-introduced throughout Europe. Several thousands live on the Elbe, the Rhone and in parts of Scandinavia. They have been reintroduced in Bavaria and The Netherlands and are tending to spread to new locations. The beaver became extinct in Britain in the sixteenth century, but there is now a project which is reintroducing the species to the country. Six European Beavers will be released into a lakeside area in Gloucestershire and allowed to roam wild ** . There are also plans to bring the beaver to Scotland ** . ...more on Wikipedia about "European Beaver"
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