HMW Survey Results

Our thanks to all those who answered the survey on Lagomorphs and Rodents! Your opinion has helped us plan how to treat this group within the HMW series.

The survey was included in HMW Volume 5, devoted to Monotremes and Marsupials, and was open from June 1st to October 30th, 2015.

The results are very clear: 92% voted to cover Lagomorphs and Rodents in two volumes, in order to include maximum information and illustrations, as in previous HMW volumes.

  • Total number of respondents: 1,840
  • 1,693 (92%) voted for two volumes
  • 147 (8%) voted for one volume

Therefore, we are pleased to announce that Lagomorphs and Rodents will be divided into two volumes, as follows:

Volume 6: Lagomorphs and Rodents I


  • 2 families, 11 genera, 92 species


  • Suborder Castorimorpha: 3 families, 13 genera, 109 species
  • Suborder Anomaluromorpha: 2 families, 4 genera, 9 species
  • Suborder Hystricomorpha: 17 families, 71 genera, 274 species
  • Suborder Sciuromorpha: 3 families, 69 genera, 314 species

Volume 7: Rodents II

ORDER RODENTIA (continued)

  • Suborder Myomorpha (mouse-like rodents): 9 families, 349 genera, 1,695 species

The complete HMW Series will consist of 9 volumes:

Volume 1: Carnivores
Volume 2: Hoofed Mammals
Volume 3: Primates
Volume 4: Sea Mammals
Volume 5: Monotremes and Marsupials
Volume 6: Lagomorphs and Rodents I
Volume 7: Rodents II
Volume 8: Insectivores
Volume 9: Bats