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  • 1. Mammalogy Lab 8
    Lagomorpha and Rodentia
  • 2. Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Mammalia
    Subclass Theria
    Infraclass Eutheria
  • 3. Order Lagomorpha
    Family Ochotonidae- Pikas
    Family Leporidae- Hares and rabbits
    Lepuscalifornicus- black-tailed jackrabbit
    Sylvilagusaquaticus- swamp rabbit
    Sylvilagusaudubonii -Audobon’s cottontail
    Sylvilagusfloridanus- eastern cottontail
    Family Prolagidae- Mediterranean giant pikas
  • 4. Family Ochotonidae
  • 5. Lepuscarnifornicus
  • 6. Sylvilagusaquaticus
  • 7. Sylvilagusaudubonii
  • 8. Sylvilagusfloridanus
  • 9. Order Rodentia
    The Order Rodentiais devided into 5 different Suborders, and they are:
    Suborder Sciuromorpha
    Suborder Castorimorpha
    Suborder Myomorpha
    Suborder Anomaluromorpha
    Suborder Hystricomorpha
  • 10. Suborder Sciuromorpha
    Family Aplodontidae- Mountain beaver
    Aplodontiarufa- mountain beaver
  • 11. Family Aplodontidae
  • 12. Suborder Sciuromorpha
    Family Sciuridae- squirrels
    Ammospermophilusinterpres- Texas antelope squirrel
    Ammspermophilusleucurus- white tailed antelope squirrel
    Cynomysludovicianus- black tailed prairie dog
    Glaucomysvolans- southern flying squirrel
    Sciuruscarolinensis- eastern gray squirrel
    Sciurusniger- eastern fox squirrel
    Spermophilusmexicanus- Mexican ground squirrel
    Spermophilusspilosoma- spotted ground squirrel
    Spermophilustridecemlineatus- thirteen-lined ground squirrel
    Spermophilusvariegatus- rock squirrel
    Tamiascanipes- gray footed chipmunk
    Tamiasquadrivittatus- colorado chipmunk
    TamiasStriatus- Eastern chipmunk
  • 13. Ammospermophilusinterpres
  • 14. Ammospermophilusleucurus
  • 15. Cynomysludovicianus
  • 16. Glaucomysvolans
  • 17. Sciuruscarolinensis
  • 18. Sciurusniger
  • 19. Spermophilusmexicanus
  • 20. Spermophilusspilosoma
  • 21. Spermophilustridecemlineatus
  • 22. Spermophilusvariegatus
  • 23. Tamiasquadrivittatus
  • 24. Tamiasstriatus
  • 25. Suborder Sciuromorpha
    Family Gliridae- dormice and hazel mice
  • 26. Suborder Castorimorpha
    Family Castoridae- beavers
    Castor canadensis- American beaver
  • 27. Castor canadensis
  • 28. Suborder Castorimorpha
    Family Heteromyidae
    Chaetodipushispidus- hispid pocket mouse
    Chaetodipusintermedius- rock pocket mouse
    Chaetodipusnelsoni- Nelson’s pocket mouse
    Chaetodipuspenicillatus- desert pocket mouse
    Dipodomyscompactus- Gulf Coast kangaroo rat
    Dipodomyselator- Texas Kangaroo rat
    Dipodomysmerriami- Merriam’s kangaroo rat
    Dipodomysordii- Ord’s Kangaroo rat
    Dipodomysspectabilis- Banner-tailed kangaroo rat
    Liomysirroratus- Mexican spiny pocket mouse
    Perognathusflavescens- plains pocket mouse
    Perognathusflavus- silky pocket mouse
    Perognathusmerriami- Merriam’s pocket mouse
  • 29. Chaetodipushispidus
  • 30. Chaetodipusnelsoni
  • 31. Dipodomysmerriami
  • 32. Dipodomysordii
  • 33. Dipodomysspectabilis
  • 34. Perognathusflavus
  • 35. Perognathusmerriami
  • 36. Suborder Castorimorphia
    Family Geomyidae- pocket gophers
    Cratogeomyscastonops- yellow faced pocket gopher
    Geomysarenarius- desert pocket gopher
    Geomysattwateri- Attwater’s pocket gopher
    Geomysbreviceps-Baird’s pocket gopher
    Geomysbursarius- Plains pocket gopher
    Geomysknoxjonesi- Knox Jone’s pocket gopher
    Geomyspersonatus- Texas Pocket gopher
    Geomystexensis- Central Texas pocket gopher
    Thomomysbottae- Botta’s pocket gopher
  • 37. Cratogeomyscastonops
  • 38. Geomysbreviceps
  • 39. Geomyspersonatus
  • 40. Geomystexensis
  • 41. Thomomysbottae
  • 42. Suborder Myomorpha
    Family Dipodidae- Birch mice, jerboas, and jumping mice
    Zapushudsonius- meadow jumping mouse
    Family Platacanthomyidae- malabar spiny dormouse and pygmy dormice
    Family Spalacidae- blind more rats, African mole rats, zokors, and bamboo rats
    Family Calomyscidae- mouse-like hamsters
    Family Nesomyidae- African and Malagasy endemic rats and mice
  • 43. Family Dipodidae
  • 44. Family Platacanthomyidae
  • 45. Suborder Myomorpha
    Family Cricetidae- New World rats, mice, voles, hamsters, and relatives.
    Baiomystaylori- northern pygmy mouse
    Microtusmexicanus- Mexican vole
    Microtusochrogaster- prairie vole
    Microtuspinetorum- woodland vole
    Neotomaalbigula- white-throated woodrat
    Neotomafloridana- eastern woodrat
    Neotomaleucodon- white-toothed woodrat
    Neotomamexicana- Mexican woodrat
    Neotomamicropus- southern plains woodrat
  • 46. Baiomystaylori
  • 47. Microtusmexicanus
  • 48. Microtusochrogaster
  • 49. Microtuspinetorum
  • 50. Neotomaalbigula
  • 51. Neotomafloridana
  • 52. Neotomamexicana
  • 53. Neotomamicropus
  • 54. Suborder Myomorpha
    Family Cricetidae(cont…)
    Ochrotomysnuttalli- golden mouse
    Onychomysarenicola- Mearn’s grasshopper mouse
    Onychomysleucogastor- northern grasshopper mouse
    Oryzomyscouesi- Coues’ rice rat
    Oryzomyspalustris- marsh rice rat
    Peromyscusattwateri- Texas mouse
    Peromyscusboylii- brush mouse
    Peromyscuseremicus- cactus mouse
    Peromyscusgossypinus- cotton mouse
    Peromyscusleucopus- white footed mouse
    Peromyscusmaniculatus- deer mouse
    Peromyscusnustus- northern rock mouse
    Peromyscuspectoralis- white ankled mouse
    Peromyscustruei- pinyon mouse
  • 55. Ochrotomysnuttalli
  • 56. Onychomysleucogastor
  • 57. Oryzomyspalustris
  • 58. Peromyscusattwateri
  • 59. Peromyscusboylii
  • 60. Peromyscusleucopus
  • 61. Peromyscusmaniculatus
  • 62. Peromyscuspectoralis
  • 63. Peromyscustruei
  • 64. Suborder Myomorpha
    Family Cricetidae(cont…)
    Reithrodontomysfulvescens- fulvous harvest mouse
    Reithrodontomyshumulis- eastern harvest mouse
    Reithrodontomysmegalotis- western harvest mouse
    Reithrodontomysmontanus- plains harvest mouse
    Sigmodonfulviventer- tawny-bellied cotton rat
    Sigmodonhispidus- hispid cotton rat
    Sigmodonochrognathus- yellow nosed cotton rat
  • 65. Reithrodontomysmegalotis
  • 66. Reithrodontomysmontanus
  • 67. Sigmodonhispidus
  • 68. Suborder Myomorpha
    Family Muridae- rats, mice, voles, gerbils, hamsters, lemmings
    Musmusculus- house mouse
    Rattusnorvegicus- brown rat
    Rattusrattus- house rat
  • 69. Musmusculus
  • 70. Rattusnorvegicus
  • 71. Suborder Anomaluromorpha
    Family Anomaluridae- scaly tailed squirrel
    Family Pedetidae- Springhare
    Pedetescapensis- springhare
  • 72. Family Pedetidae
  • 73. Suborder Hystricomorpha
    Family Ctenodactylidae- gundis
    Family Bathyergidae- blesmoles and mole rats
    Cryptomyshottentotus- African mole rat
    Family Hystricidae- Old world porcupines
    Hystrixcristata- North African crested porcupine
    Family Petromuridae- dassie rat
    Family Thryonomidae- cane rats
    Family Erethizontidae- New World Porcupines
    Erethizondorsatum- North American porcupine
  • 74. Family Bathyergidae
  • 75. Family Hystricidae
  • 76. Erethizondorsatum
  • 77. Suborder Hystricomorpha
    Family Chinchillidae- chinchillas and viscashas
    Family Dinomyidae- pacarana
    Family Caviidae- cavies
    Caviaporcellus- Guiena pig
    Family Dasyproctidae- acuchis and agoutis
    Family Cuniculidae- pacas
    Family Ctenomyidae- tuco-tucos
    Ctenomysmagellanicus- Magellanictuco-tuco
  • 78. Family Chinchillidae
  • 79. Family Dinomyidae
  • 80. Family Caviidae
  • 81. Family Dasyproctidae
  • 82. Family Ctenomyidae
  • 83. Suborder Hystricomorpha
    Family Octodontidae- degus, rock rats, and viscaha rats
    Family Abrocomidae- chinchilla rats
    Family Echimyidae- American spiny rats
    Family Myocastoridae- coypu and nutria
    Myocastorcorypus- corypu (nutria)
    Family Capromyidae- West Indian hutias
    Family Heptaxodontidae- giant hutias
  • 84. Myocastor coypus