Hystricomorpha

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Hystricomorpha

[‚his·trə·kō′mȯr·fə]
(vertebrate zoology)
A superorder of the class Rodentia.
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In the suborder hystricomorph, this aspect would be associated with slow fetal growth, especially in the early embryological stages (Roberts, 1971).
Vascular organization of the hystricomorph placenta: a comparative study in the agouti, capybara, guinea pig, paca and rock cavy.
Most caviomorphs and hystricomorphs studied shared competence for methanogens.
We have observed that the progesterone values reported here were similar to many hystricomorph rodents, as reported previously for the Cavia porcellus (Croix & Franchimont 1975), Hystrix africaeaustralis (Van Aarde 1985) and Agouti paca (Montes & Baz 2006).
The coypu or nutria Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782; Rodentia, Myocastoridae) is an hystricomorph rodent native to southern South America (Parera, 2002).