Chapter Twenty-Two. Rats, Dormice, Hamsters, Caviomorphs and other Rodents

  1. Alexandra van der Geer1,
  2. George Lyras2,
  3. John de Vos1 and
  4. Michael Dermitzakis2

Published Online: 3 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323986.ch22

Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands

Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands

How to Cite

van der Geer, A., Lyras, G., de Vos, J. and Dermitzakis, M. (2010) Rats, Dormice, Hamsters, Caviomorphs and other Rodents, in Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323986.ch22

Author Information

  1. 1

    Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Postbus 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands

  2. 2

    Museum of Geology and Paleontology, National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, 15784 Zografou, Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190091

Online ISBN: 9781444323986

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Keywords:

  • Rats, Dormice, Hamsters, Caviomorphs and other Rodents;
  • Dormice and voles;
  • Hamsters and rice rats;
  • Hystricognath rodents;
  • Giant Rodents and Giant Birds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Distribution and Range

  • Common Morphological Traits

  • Remark on Taphonomy