Myomorpha

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Myomorpha

[‚mī·ə′mȯr·fə]
(vertebrate zoology)
A suborder of rodents recognized in some systems of classification.
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Myomorph (and sciuromorph) rodents have the fastest rates of development in any eutherian (data summarized in Eisenberg 1981).
Dr Nathan Jeffery, from the University's Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, said: "Mice and rats belong to a group of rodents called the myomorphs, which are amongst the most successful of all mammals.
The myomorphs, the rats and the mice, however, adapted to both chewing and gnawing.