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Books

Bronson, F. H. Mammalian Reproductive Biology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.

Eisenberg, J. F. The Mammalian Radiations: An Analysis of Trends in Evolution, Adaptation, and Behavior. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Lacey, E. A. "Spatial and Social Systems of Subterranean Rodents." In Life Underground: The Biology of Subterranean Rodents, edited by Eileen A. Lacey, James L. Patton, and Guy N. Cameron. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Macdonald, D. The New Encyclopedia of Mammals. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Myllymaki, A. "Importance of Small Mammals as Pests in Agriculture and Stored Products." In Ecology of Small Mammals, edited by D. Michael Stoddart. London: Chapman and Hall, 1979.

Nowak, R. M. Walker's Mammals of the World. Vol. 2. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

Stein, B. R. "Morphology of Subterranean Rodents." In Life Underground: The Biology of Subterranean Rodents, edited by Eileen A. Lacey, James L. Patton, and Guy N. Cameron. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Vaughn, T. A. Mammalogy, 3rd ed. New York: CBS College Publishing, 1986.

Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder. Mammal Species of The World. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

Wood, B. J. "Rodents in Agriculture and Forestry." In Rodent Pests and Their Control, edited by A. P. Buckle and R.H. Smith. Wallingford, UK: CAB International, 1994.

Periodicals

Adkins, R. M., A. H. Walton, and R. L. Honeycutt. "HigherLevel Systematics of Rodents and Divergence Time Estimates Based on Two Congruent Nuclear Genes." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26 (2003): 409-420.

Burda, H., R. L. Honeycutt, S. Begall, O. Locker-Grutjen, and A. Scharff. "Are Naked and Common Mole-rats Eusocial and if so, Why?" Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 47 (2000): 293-303.

Cantoni, D., and R. Brown. "Paternal investment and reproductive success in the California mouse, Peromyscus californicus." Animal Behaviour 54 (1997): 377-386.

Honeycutt, R. L. "Naked Mole-rats." American Scientist 80 (1992): 43-53.

Huchon, D., F. M. Catzeflis, and E. J. P. Douzery. "Variance of Molecular Datings, Evolution of Rodents and the Phylogenetic Affinities between Ctenodactylidae and Hystricognathi." Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 267 (2000): 393-402.

Jarvis, J. U. M. "Eusociality in a Mammal: Cooperative

Breeding in Naked Mole-rat Colonies." Science 212 (1981): 571-573.

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 (1996): 201-237.

Sherman, P. W. "Nepotism and the Evolution of Alarm Calls." Science 197 (1977): 1246-1253.

Sullivan, J., and D. L. Swofford. "Are Guinea Pigs Rodents? The Importance of Adequate Models in Molecular Phylogenetics."

Journal of Mammalian Evolution 4 (1997): 77-86.

Organizations

Foundation for Biomedical Research. 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 200,, Washington, DC 20006 USA. Phone: (202) 457 0654. Fax: (202) 457 0659. Web site: <http://www .fbresearch.org/education/species-sheet-rodents.htm>

National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 USA. Web site: <http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/ mspb.htm>

Rodney L. Honeycutt, PhD

Mountain beavers

(Aplodontidae)

Class Mammalia Order Rodentia Suborder Sciurognathi Family Aplodontidae

Medium-sized burrowing rodent with a stocky body, blunt nose, and short stubby tail; small ears, short legs, and long claws; dark brown pelage with sparse coarse guard hairs, and small white patch below the ears

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Body length average 14.3 in (364 mm), range 9.3-19.7 in (238-500 mm); tail length average 1.2 in (29.8 mm), range 0.4-2.2 in (10-55 mm); weight average 2.6 lb (1,158 g), range 1.8-4.0 lb (800-1,800 g)

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Number of genera, species

1 genus; 1 species

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Temperate forest with dense understory of herbs and shrubs

Lower Risk/Near Threatened

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Distribution

Western North America

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