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William Arthur Atkins

Class Mammalia Order Rodentia Number of families 28

Number of genera, species 443 genera; 2,021 species

Photo: A Malagasy giant rat (Hypogeomys antimena) emerges from its burrow. (Photo by Harald Sch├╝tz. Reproduced by permission.)

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