Pseudomys

Belongs within: Conilurini. Pseudomys is an Australian genus of mice that typically have dorsally dark and ventrally pale tails (Watts & Aslin 1981). Characters (from Watts & Aslin 1981): Mouse- to rat-sized; fur soft, thick; tail hairy, tapering, often darker on upper surface than lower; incisors backward-pointing, not notched; first upper molar shorter than second… Continue reading Pseudomys

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Rattus

Belongs within: Murinae. Rattus, the true rats, is a genus of medium-sized rodents native to southern and eastern Asia and Australasia. Two species, the black rat R. rattus and the brown rat R. norvegicus, have dispersed worldwide in association with humans. The Polynesian rat R. exulans, a native of southeastern Asia, has become similarly dispersed… Continue reading Rattus

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Hystricognathiformes

Belongs within: Hystricomorpha.Contains: Hystricognathi. The Hystricognathiformes are a group of rodents including the living Hystricognathi and fossil relatives, with an angular process on the mandible lateral to the incisor alveolus (Meng et al. 2003). Fossil taxa that have been allied with the hystricognaths include the squirrel-like Cylindrodontidae. Cylindrodontids were most diverse in the Eocene of… Continue reading Hystricognathiformes

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Castoridae

Belongs within: Castorimorpha. The Castoridae include the beavers, large Holarctic rodents. Among the modern fauna, beavers comprise only two surviving species known for their practice of building complex semi-aquatic nests and dams. These are the North American beaver Castor canadensis and the European beaver C. fiber, with the former having a shorter skull than the… Continue reading Castoridae

Mus

Belongs within: Murinae. Mus is a genus of small mice native to Eurasia and Africa, of which the house mouse M. musculus has become distributed globally in association with humans. <==Mus Linnaeus 1758L58 |–+–+–M. crociduroidesFS15 | | `–M. mayoriFS15 | `–+–M. pahariFS15 | `–M. vulcaniFS15 `–+–+–M. fernandoniFS15 | |–M. phillipsiFS15 | |–M. platythrixFS15 | `–M.… Continue reading Mus

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Murinae

Belongs within: Muridae.Contains: Maxomys, Niviventer, Rattus, Apomys, Hydromyini, Conilurini, Otomys, Aethomys, Lemniscomys, Apodemus, Mus, Praomys. The Murinae are a major clade of Old World rats and mice supported by molecular data and features of the dentition. <==Murinae [Hydromyinae, Pseudomyinae]L07 |–+–Micromys Dehne 1841FS15, P04 | | `–M. minutus (Pallas 1771)KJ08 | `–+–MaxomysFS15 | `–+–+–HadromysFS15 | |… Continue reading Murinae

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Leporinae

Belongs within: Leporidae.Contains: Leporini. The Leporinae are a clade including living species of the rabbits and hares. Representatives include the European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus, a burrowing species native to southwestern Europe and northwestern Africa that has become widespread outside its native range as a domesticate of humans. The cottontails of the genus Sylvilagus are found… Continue reading Leporinae

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Sciurini

Belongs within: Sciuridae.Contains: Sciurus prevostii. The Sciurini is a group of tree squirrels found in Eurasia and the Americas, particularly in more temperate regions. They are united by the shape of the baculum, the penis bone, as well as by molecular data (Mercer & Roth 2003). The majority of species are placed in the genus… Continue reading Sciurini

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Microtus pennsylvanicus

Belongs within: Microtus. Voley, voley, voley Published 23 April 2022 Over a third of all living mammal species are rodents. In cooler regions of the Northern Hemisphere, the rodent fauna is often dominated by the Microtinae, the group of mouse-like rodents including voles and lemmings. And in North America, the most widespread of all microtine… Continue reading Microtus pennsylvanicus

Arvicolinae

Belongs within: Cricetidae.Contains: Clethrionomys, Dicrostonyx, Myodes, Eothenomys, Microtus. The Arvicolinae, voles and lemmings, are a Holarctic group of small rodents with a tail less than half the length of the head and body, an angular skull, and a short rostrum. The lemmings (e.g. Dicrostonyx and Lemmus) are cold-climate specialists, found in Arctic and tundra regions,… Continue reading Arvicolinae

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