Ctenodactylidae (gundis; order Rodentia, suborder Hystricomorpha) A family of small, ground-dwelling rodents of arid, rocky environments in which the legs are short and the digits are reduced to four on each foot, the two inner digits of the fore feet bearing bristles. The eyes are large, the ears rounded. The tail is short and fully haired. There are four genera, and eight species, occurring in N. Africa.
More From encyclopedia.com
Wombats , wombat •at, bat, brat, cat, chat, cravat, drat, expat, fat, flat, frat, gat, gnat, hat, hereat, high-hat, howzat, lat, mat, matt, matte, Montserrat,… Piculet , Picidae Picidae (piculets, woodpeckers, wrynecks; class Aves, order Piciformes) A family of small to large, black, white, yellow, red, brown, or gree… Tapir , tapir (tā´pər), nocturnal, herbivorous mammal, genus Tapirus, of the jungles of Central and South America and SE Asia. The tapir is somewhat piglike… Elephant Shrews , Elephant shrews or sengis are relatively small mammals in the family Macroscelididae, order Macroscelidea. Elephant shrews have a characteristic long… Ovenbird , Furnariidae (ovenbirds, spinetails; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A very diverse family of small to medium-sized, brown and rufous birds, some str… Heteromyid rodents , Heteromyidae (kangaroo rats, pocket mice, spiny mice; order Rodentia, suborder Sciuromorpha) A family of nocturnal, burrowing rodents, most of which…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like