Resources

Books

Wood, A. E. "The Relationships, Origin and Dispersal of the Hystricognath Rodents." In Evolutionary Relationships Among Rodents, A Multidisciplinary Analysis, edited by W. P. Luckett and J.-L. Hartenberger. New York: Plenum Press, 1985.

Periodicals

Boher, S., J. Naveua, and L. Escobar. "First Record of Dinomys branickii for Venezuela." Journal of Mammalogy 69, no. 2 (1988): 433.

Collins, L. R., and J. F. Eisenberg. "Notes on the Behaviour and Breeding of Pacaranas, Dinomys branickii, in captivity." In International Zoo Yearbook 12 (1972): 108-114; Zoological Society of London.

Fields, R. W. "Hystricomorph Rodents from the late Miocene of Colombia, South America." University of California Publications in the Geological Sciences 32 (1957): 273-404.

Hodge, W. H. "The Not So Terrible Mouse." Natural History Magazine LVI, no. 7 (1947): 310-311.

Huchon, D., and E. J. Douzery. "From the Old World to the New World: A Molecular Chronicle of the Phylogeny and Biogeography of Hystricognath Rodents." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 20, no. 2 (2001): 238-251.

Landry, S. O. "Is the Guinea Pig a Rodent?" Nature 381 (1991): 597-600.

Nedbal, M. A., R. L. Honeycutt, and D. A. Schlitter. "Higherlevel Systematics of Rodents (Mammalia, Rodentia): Evidence from the Mitochondrial 12S rRNA Gene" Journal of Mammalian Evolution 3, no. 3 (1996): 201-237.

Patterson, B., and A. E. Wood. "Rodents from the Deseadan Oligocene of Bolivia and the Relationships of the

Caviomorpha." Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 149 (1982): 371-543.

Ray, C. E. "Fusion of the Cervical Vertebrae in the

Erethizontidae and Dinomyidae." Breviora 97 (1958): 1-11.

White, T. G., and M. S. Alberico. "Dinomys branickii." Mammalian Species 410 (1992).

Organizations

IUCN—The World Conservation Union. Rue Mauverney 28, Gland, 1196 Switzerland. Phone: +41 (22) 999 0000. Fax: +41 (22) 999 0002. E-mail: [email protected] Web site: <http://www.iucn.org>

Other

2002 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <http://www.redlist .org>

Animal Diversity Web. Dinomyidae. <http://animaldiversity .ummz.umich.edu/chordata/mammalia/rodentia/dinomyidae .html>.

Paleontologia de Argentina—Periodo Plioceno. <http://ar .geocities.com/paleontologiaweb/plioceno.htm>.

SciTecLibrary.com Scientific News. "Rafting Rodents From Africa May Have Been Ancestors of South American Species." (source: Texas A & M University). <http:// www.sciteclibrary.com/eng/catalog/pages/2351.html>

World Wildlife Fund, Global 200 Ecoregions: Blueprint for a Living Planet. "List of All Ecoregions." <http://www.panda .org/resources/programmes/global200/pages/list.htm>.

Kevin F. Fitzgerald, BS

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