Taxon profile


Rodentia Bowditch, 1821

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  infraclass Eutheria

Temporal range:Upper Paleocene - recent



Dasyprocta leporina - Brazilian Agouti

Dasyprocta leporina - Brazilian Agouti

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Funambulus palmarum - Indian Palm Squirrel

Funambulus palmarum - Indian Palm Squirrel

Author: Simon Rerucha

Functions restricted to taxon Rodentia

Important groups

Sciuridae - squirrels, Castoridae - beavers, Hystricidae - old world porcupines, Myocastoridae - coypus, Erethizontidae - new world porcupines, Caviidae - Cavies and Maras, Dasyproctidae - agoutis and acuchis, Octodontidae, Capromyidae - West Indian hutias, Muridae - mice, Dipodidae, Myoxidae - dormice

Recently completed profiles

Mus musculus gazaensis Khalaf, 2007 - Gaza House Mouse

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

suborder Hystricomorpha Brandt, 1855 - Hystricomorphs
suborder Sciuromorpha Brandt, 1855
suborder Myomorpha Brandt, 1855
suborder Anomaluromorpha Bugge, 1974
suborder Sciuravida McKenna & Bell, 1997
family Alagomyidae Dashzeveg, 1990
family Laredomyidae Wilson & Westgate, 1991

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [985cb64a-33d2-44fe-b806-8aa848fdafdf]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Rodentia]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
DE Zootier-Lexikon [5926:nagetiere-allgemeines&Itemid=170]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Rodentia]

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