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Geomyidae


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; order Rodentia, suborder Sciuromorpha)

A family of colonial, burrowing rodents in which the body is thickset. There are five clawed digits on each limb, the claws of the fore limbs being especially strong. The tail is short, with sparse hair. There are many species, confined to N. and Central America.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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