Degu

Degu

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Suborder:  Hystricognathi Parvorder:  Caviomorpha Family:  Octodontidae Genus:  Octodon Species:  O. degus Binomial name:  Octodon degus People, at times, consider the Degu as a brush-tailed rat. Besides, they have named it the common Degu, to distinguish it from the associate members of the species of Octodon … Read more

Pack Rat

Pack Rat

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Cricetidae Subfamily:  Neotominae Tribe:  Neotomini Genus:  Neotoma With Big Ears, Long Tails and Big Black Eyes A packrat or pack rat, also known as wood rat can belong to any one of the varieties of the rodent genus Neotoma. These neotoma pack rats have … Read more

Bushy Tailed Jirds

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Muridae Subfamily:  Gerbillinae Tribe:  Gerbillini Subtribe:  Rhombomyina Genus:  Sekeetamys Species:  S. calurus Binomial name:  Sekeetamys calurus This bushy-tailed jird, Sekeetamys calurus. This is a variety of rodents of the Muridae family. In the genus Sekeetamys, the Bushy-tailed jird is the solitary member. Anatomy They … Read more

Acacia Rats

Acacia Rats

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Muridae Genus:  Thallomys Species:  T. paedulcus Binomial name:  Thallomys paedulcus The Rodent, Acacia rats, belonging to the family of Muridae, is comparatively unusual as pets in the UK. Ongoing imports, serving the increasing number of breeders is increasing their popularity. They live for more … Read more

Agouti

Agouti

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Dasyproctidae Genus:  Dasyprocta Species:  D. punctata Binomial name:  Dasyprocta punctata Agouti belonging to the genus Dasyprocta (punctata), is a variety of tropical American rodents that have 11 types. There are a number of them in central and South America. The fur on them contains pigments … Read more

Capybara

Capybara

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Subphylum:  Vertebrata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Suborder:  Hystricomorpha Family:  Caviidae Subfamily:  Hydrochoerinae Genus:  Hydrochoerus Species:  H. hydrochaeris Binomial name:  Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Among the varieties of rodents, Capybaras (capybara hydrochoerus) are the biggest, almost a man’s weight. These extraordinary animals, like pigs have, to a great extent adapted to an … Read more

Mice

Mice

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Superfamily:  Muroi Family:  Muridae Subfamily:  Murinae Genus:  Mus A mouse (plural: mice) is a tiny mammal associated with the group of rodents, their peculiar characteristics are a small rounded ears, pointed snout and a long bare tail with no hairs. The general house mouse (Mus … Read more

Gopher

Gopher

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Geomyidae Gopher-A Distinctive Small Sized Burrowing Rodent If you access gopher sites on the Internet, you will find that this is a popular term for any of those distinctive small-sized burrowing rodents widespread in North America. This species includes the pocket gophers, coming from … Read more

Rattus Rattus

Rattus Rattus

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Muridae Subfamily:  Murinae Genus:  Rattus Species R. rattus Binomial name:  Rattus rattus Its Journey from Asia, Onto Rome, Europe and the Rest of the World The Rattus Rattus or the black rat is the familiar rodent with a long tail, forming a part of … Read more

Greater Egyptian Jerboa

Greater Egyptian Jerboa

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Dipodidae Genus:  Jaculus Species:  J. orientalis Binomial name:  Jaculus orientalis This undersized Jerboa appears as a perfect combination of assorted spare parts of animals, yet it splendidly adjusts to harsh surroundings similar to the Sahara and Gobi Deserts. It has association with Dipodidae or … Read more

Siberian Chipmunk

Siberian Chipmunk

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Suborder:  Sciuromorpha Family:  Sciuridae Tribe:  Marmotini Subtribe:  Tamiina Genus:  Tamias Chipmunks belong to the family of rodents. Anatomy The Siberian chipmunks are typical of having five dark and white stripes, 18 to 25 cm long on their backs; the middle stripe is continuous along the … Read more

Zebra Mice

Zebra Mice

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Muridae Subfamily:  Murinae Genus:  Lemniscomys The Zebra mice belong to the genus of murine rodents hailing from Africa, at times people refer to them as the striped grass mouse. They have black stripes that extend from head to tail on their dorsal surface and either … Read more