Definition of Order rodentia
1. Noun. Small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Eutheria, Subclass Eutheria
Member holonyms: Gnawer, Rodent, Myomorpha, Suborder Myomorpha, Hystricomorpha, Suborder Hystricomorpha, Sciuromorpha, Suborder Sciuromorpha, Naked Mole Rat
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Rodentia
Literary usage of Order rodentia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"There is a capsula ovarii. There were found in the stomach a great many wings of butterflies, and skins of other insects. [Order RODENTIA. ..."
2. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New-York by N.Y. Lyceum of Natural History (New York, New York Academy of Sciences (1836)
"DESCRIPTION of a new genus of the order Rodentia. ... name of Ground Mouse: upon an attentive comparison of it with the known genera of the order Rodentia, ..."
3. The Mammals of Colorado: An Account of the Several Species Found Within the by Edward Royal Warren (1910)
"order rodentia This order, containing the gnawing animals, such as the squirrels, rats, and rabbits, is very well defined, being readily characterized by ..."
4. The American Beaver and His Works by Lewis Henry Morgan (1868)
"order rodentia—Characteristics of the Order—The Beaver a Rodent—His Color—Black Beaver—Albinos—His Size—Movements—Functions of Tail —Vision short—Hearing ..."
5. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"order rodentia. THE GNAWERS. THIS order, GLIRES of Linnaeus and his followers, is composed of animals, chiefly of small size, which differ from all others ..."
6. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Histological Series Contained by John Quekett (1855)
"... and they are all of a more or less oval form, the long diameter being of an inch, the short frequently exceeding Order RODENTIA. Bd 3 1 . ..."