Myomorpha

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The suborder Myomorpha contains 1,137 species of mouse-like rodents, nearly a quarter of all mammal species.wikipedia
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Rodent

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The suborder Myomorpha contains 1,137 species of mouse-like rodents, nearly a quarter of all mammal species.
The Myomorpha, such as the brown rat, have enlarged temporalis muscles, making them able to chew powerfully with their molars.

Mouse

micemurinemouse-like
Included are mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, lemmings, and voles.

Zygomasseteric system

hystricomorphousprotrogomorphoussciuromorphous
They are characterized by their myomorphous zygomasseteric system, which means that both their medial and lateral masseter muscles are displaced forward, making them adept at gnawing.
In the suborder Myomorpha, it is found in the superfamily Dipodoidea and some fossil Muroidea (such as Pappocricetodon).

Muroidea

muroidmuroid rodentmuroids
Together, Muroidea and its sister group Dipodoidea form the suborder Myomorpha.

Order (biology)

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The suborder Myomorpha contains 1,137 species of mouse-like rodents, nearly a quarter of all mammal species.

Mammal

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The suborder Myomorpha contains 1,137 species of mouse-like rodents, nearly a quarter of all mammal species.

Rat

ratsgiant ratSpecies of rat
Included are mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, lemmings, and voles.

Gerbil

Gerbillinaegerbilsdesert rat
Included are mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, lemmings, and voles.

Hamster

Cricetinaehamsterscricetine
Included are mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, lemmings, and voles.

Lemming

Lemmingsbrown lemmingDiscrotonyx torquatus
Included are mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, lemmings, and voles.

Vole

volesfield micefield mouse
Included are mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, lemmings, and voles.

Molar (tooth)

molarmolarsmolar teeth
They are grouped according to the structure of their jaws and molar teeth.

Masseter muscle

masseterjaw muscleschewing muscle
They are characterized by their myomorphous zygomasseteric system, which means that both their medial and lateral masseter muscles are displaced forward, making them adept at gnawing.

Hystricomorpha

Entodacryahystricomorphhystricognathous rodents
As in the hystricognathous rodents, the medial masseter muscle goes through the eye socket, a feature unique among mammals.

Nocturnality

nocturnalnocturnal animalnocturnally
They are usually nocturnal seed-eaters.

Malabar spiny dormouse

PlatacanthomysPlatacanthomys lasiurusspiny dormice

Chinese pygmy dormouse

TyphlomysChinese pygmy dormiceTyphlomys cinereus

Spalax

SpalacinaeNannospalaxblind mole rat

Nesomyinae

Malagasy miceMalagasy mice and ratsMalagasy rats and mice

Dendromurinae

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