Heteromyidae


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Heteromyidae

[‚hed·ə′räm·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of the mammalian order Rodentia containing the North American kangaroo mice and the pocket mice.
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Comunidad de roedores: Se registraron 1 215 capturas de individuos en ambas zonas, 494 para la ZPP y 721 para la ZMP, que corresponden a seis especies de dos familias (Heteromyidae y Cricetidae).
2010), no individuals from the three species (Chaetodipus hispidus, Dipodomys ordii, and Perognathus merriami) of the family Heteromyidae captured in this study tested positive for arenavirus antibodies.
In the old Asian deserts, these rodents are represented by the jirds, or tamarisk gerbils (Meriones, family Cricetidae) **; in North America, they are represented by the pocket mice (Chaetodipus, Per-ognathus, family Heteromyidae); and, in South America, they are represented by long-eared mice (Eligmodontia, family Cricetidae **).
Biology of the Heteromyidae. Special Publication Number 10, The American Society of Mammalogists, Provo, Utah, USA.
Based on these results and studies from other southwestern grass and shrublands (e.g., Brown and Heske, 1990; Hayward et al., 1997), we developed a model predicting that livestock grazing will favor Heteromyidae over Cricetidae by reducing vegetative ground cover (Jones et al., 2003).
Solitary is not asocial: effects of social contact in kangaroo rats (Heteromyidae: Dipodomys heermanni).
monticola, mountain pocket gopher x -- -- Thomomys sp., pocket gopher -- 2 1 Heteromyidae Chaetodipus californicus, California pocket mouse x -- -- Chaetodipus sp., pocket mouse -- 2 2 Dipodomys heermanii, Heermann's kangaroo rat x -- -- Castoridae Castor canadensis, beaver x -- -- Muridae Neotoma cinerea, bushy-tailed woodrat x -- -- N.
Prevalence of antibodies to Sin Nombre virus among wild rodents in southeastern Arizona, May 1995--December 1997 Family/Species Common name Heteromyidae Dipodomys merriami Merriam's kangaroo rat Chaetodipus spp.
Biology of Heteromyidae. Special Publication Number 10, The American Society of Mammalogists, Washington, D.C., USA.
Simultaneously, densities of rodents (families Heteromyidae, Muridae, and Sciuridae) were estimated on three replicate circular 1.07-ha trapping webs per habitat (Anderson et al., 1983) using mark-recapture methods (Hernandez et al., 2005; Laundre et al., 2009; Hernandez et al., 2011b).