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Taxon profile

suborder

Hystricomorphs
Hystricomorpha Brandt, 1855

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents

Scientific synonyms

Hystricognatha
Hystricognathi

Included taxa

Number of records: 28

family Abrocomidae Miller & Gidley, 1918 - chinchilla rats
family Bathyergidae Waterhouse, 1841 - mole rats
family Capromyidae Smith, 1842 - West Indian hutias
family Caviidae Fischer & Waldheim, 1817 - Cavies and Maras
family Chinchillidae Bennett, 1833 - chinchillas and viscachas
family Ctenomyidae Lesson, 1842 - tucu-tucus
family Cuniculidae Miller & Gidley, 1918 - pacas
family Dasyproctidae Bonaparte, 1838 - agoutis and acuchis
family Diatomyidae Mein & Ginsburg, 1997
family Dinomyidae Peters, 1873 - giant rats
family Echimyidae Gray, 1825 - spiny rats
family Erethizontidae Bonaparte, 1845 - new world porcupines
family Hystricidae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 - old world porcupines
family Myocastoridae Ameghino, 1902 - coypus
family Octodontidae Waterhouse, 1839
family Petromuridae Tullberg, 1899
family Thryonomyidae Pocock, 1922 - cane rats

Fossil taxa

family Acaremyidae A.E. Wood, 1949
family Bathyergoididae Waterhouse, 1841
family Diamantomyidae Schaub, 1958
family Eocardiidae Ameghino, 1891
family Heptaxodontidae Anthony, 1917 - giant hutias
family Kenyamyidae Lavocat, 1973
family Myophiomyidae Lavocat, 1973
family Neoepiblemidae Kraglievich, 1926
family Phiomyidae A. E. Wood, 1955
family Tsaganomyidae Matthew & Granger, 1923
genus Mubhammys Sallam & Seiffert, 2016

Links and literature

CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Hystricognathi]

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Explanations

extinct taxon