Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Montuire, S. 2001. Rodentia (Rodents). eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
The rodents include more than 30 families and 350 genera. The distribution of the rodent species is worldwide and they occupy almost every kind of ecological niche. Most species are terrestrial, but some are specialized for underground, semiaquatic or arboreal life. Rodents are abundant and very diverse in form, adaptations and geographic distribution.