Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Volume 7

Rodents II

Illustrated by Toni Llobet
Published by Lynx Edicions
With the support of

Published by Lynx Edicions in association with Conservation International and IUCN



Publication: Late November 2017


Rodents include species that have colonized almost every available habitat on earth, and others that have adapted to human beings and followed them as they also spread across the globe. Volume 7 completes the order Rodentia—which represents arguably the most important order of mammals, both in terms of number of species, and in geographic distribution—covering the families contained in the suborder Myomorpha, including the two largest families, Cricetidae and Muridae.

This volume also includes a Special Chapter: Priorities for Conserving the World’s Rodents by Thomas Lacher Jr., Richard Young, Samuel Turvey, Rosalind Kennerley & Nicolette Roach

Lagomorphs and Rodents are divided into two volumes, in order to include maximum information and illustrations, as in previous HMW volumes: Volume 6: Lagomorphs and Rodents I and Volume 7: Rodents II


Families covered in Volume 7:

ORDER RODENTIA (continued)

  • Suborder Myomorpha (mouse-like rodents): 9 families, 345 genera, 1,749 species

Contents and authors:

Family Sminthidae (Birch Mice) Mary Ellen Holden, Tamás Cserkész & Grace Musser
Family Zapodidae (Zapodidae) John Whitaker
Family Dipodidae (Jerboas) Johan Michaux & Gregory Shenbrot
Family Platacanthomyidae (Tree Mice) Thomas Giarla
Family Spalacidae (Muroid Mole-rats) Ryan Norris
Family Calomyscidae (Brush-tailed Mice) C. William Kilpatrick
Family Nesomyidae (Pouched Rats, Climbing Mice and Fat Mice) Steve Goodman & Ara Monadjem
Family Cricetidae (True Hamsters, Voles, Lemmings and New World Rats and Mice) Ulyses Pardiñas, Robert Bradley, Lisa Bradley, Jorge Brito, Joseph Cook, Rudolf Haslauer, Boris Kryštufek, Livia León Paniagua, Nicté Ordóñez-Garza, James Patton, Alexandre Percequillo, Dennisse Ruelas, Jorge Salazar Bravo & Gregory Shenbrot
Family Muridae (True Mice and Rats, Gerbils and relatives) Christiane Denys, Peter Taylor & Ken Aplin

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