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Resolution of Some Problematic Type Localities for Sigmodontine Rodents (Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae) ResolutiÓn De Algunos Problemas Relatives A Localidades TÍpicas De Roedores Sigmodontinos (Cricetidar, Sigmodontinae, Sigmodontinae)

A New Species of Thomasomys (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) from Central Bolivia Una Nueve Especie De Thomasomys (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) De Bolivia Central

New species of Akodon (Rodentia: Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) from central Argentina

Molecular systematics of Abrothrix longipilis (Rodentia: Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) in Chile

Evolutionary Story of a Satellite DNA from Phodopus sungorus (Rodentia, Cricetidae)

Colonization Process of the Brazilian Common Vesper Mouse, Calomys expulsus (Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae): A Biogeographic Hypothesis

Climbing behavior of northern red-backed voles (Myodes rutilus) and scansoriality in Myodes (Rodentia, Cricetidae)

Molecular systematics of South American marsh rats of the genus Holochilus (Muroidea, Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae)

Molecular data indicate a cryptic species in Neotoma albigula (Cricetidae: Neotominae) from northwestern México

Systematics of Argentinean, Paraguayan, and Uruguayan Swamp Rats of the Genus Scapteromys (Rodentia, Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae)

Morphologic characterization of Peromyscus schmidlyi (Rodentia: Cricetidae), an endemic of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico

Morphometric, karyotypic, and molecular evidence for a new species of Peromyscus (Cricetidae: Neotominae) from Nayarit, Mexico

An ecomorphological analysis of forelimb musculotendinous system in sigmodontine rodents (Rodentia, Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae)

Digestive morphology of two species of Abrothrix (Rodentia, Cricetidae): comparison of populations from contrasting environments

A New Genus of Oryzomyine Rodent (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) from the Pleistocene of Argentina

Systematics of Necromys (Rodentia, Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae): Species Limits and Groups, with Comments on Historical Biogeography

Phylogeography of Rhipidomys (Rodentia: Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) and description of two new species from southeastern Brazil


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(order Rodentia, suborder Myomorpha)

A large and very successful family that comprises the hamsters, voles, lemmings, gerbils, and the New World rats and mice. The family is almost certainly paraphyletic. Most are terrestrial (and some of these are burrowing) but others are semi-aquatic. Their form varies according to their adaptation to a particular way of life. Peromyscus leucopus is the white-footed deer mouse of N. America, which bears a striking resemblance to the field mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) of Europe, which belongs to the Muridae. The family also includes Mesocricetus auratus (golden hamster), and Ondatra zibethicus (musk-rat or musquash). Their distribution is world-wide except for Australasia and Malaysia. There are about 97 genera, with some 567 species.

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