Mammals

Rodents

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Rodents are the largest order of mammals. Over 2000 different species are in this order. Rodents have teeth especially adapted for gnawing. Their teeth never stop growing.

(Names of some rodents not pictured here are: jerboas, kangaroo mice, springhaar, gundis, pocket gophers, dormice, mole rats, tuco-tucos, spiny rats, agoutis, pacas, and hutia. Learn more about one of these animals by searching in an encyclopedia.)

MICE, RATS, GERBILS & Relatives SQUIRRELS OTHER FAMILIES

Gerbil (Desert rat)

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zukan/newminishow.cgi?bango=26

Red Squirrel (tree squirrel)

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North American Beaver

Meadow Vole

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Meadow Vole Hole

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Woodchuck (Groundhog)

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07172004

_Badger_Woodchuck.htm

Guinea pig

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Guinea Pig

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Hamster

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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

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Patagonian Mara

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Brown Rat

Eastern Wood Rat

 

Prairie Dog (ground squirrel)

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North American Porcupine

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House Mouse

Eastern Chipmunk (ground squirrel)

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Chinchilla

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Southern Bog Lemming

Lemming

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Flying Squirrel

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Capybara

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Pictures for educational purposes only.

Citation: Myers, P. 2000. "Rodentia" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed February 01, 2007 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Rodentia.html.

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