Rodent Rascals by Roxie MunroMeet the rodents of the world in this illustrated guide to 21 species of rascally creatures!
What is the smallest rodent in the world? What is the biggest? How long can rodents live? How do they find mates? Find out all this and more in this wonderfully detailed new book from award-winning author-illustrator Roxie Munro.
With bright, life-sized illustrations and simple text describing the life cycles, habitats, and ranges of these fascinating creatures, Rodent Rascals is packed with fun facts about these often overlooked or maligned creatures.
From the pygmy jerboa to the capybara, theres a whole world of clever creatures to discover!
Backmatter includes expanded information on all the species featured, a glossary of important vocabulary introduced in the text, a list of further reading, and an index.
African pygmy mouse
Anomaluromorpha Castorimorpha Hystricomorpha incl. Caviomorpha Myomorpha Sciuromorpha. Rodents from Latin Rodere , "to gnaw" are mammals of the order Rodentia , which are characterized by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws. They are the most diversified mammalian order and live in a variety of terrestrial habitats , including human-made environments. Species can be arboreal , fossorial burrowing , or semiaquatic.
Ever wonder what the smallest rodent in the world looks like? When these rodents actually stand up, they look more like miniature Kangaroos, with their hind legs longer than their front legs and disproportionately large feet to hold them up. Their habitat includes rolling sand dunes, barren flat gravel, and sandy deserts. Unfortunately, there is not enough data available to determine population or population trends. Check out the videos below to see just how cute tiny rodent is. You must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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The Baluchistan pygmy jerboa , or the dwarf three-toed jerboa , Salpingotulus michaelis is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is the only species in the genus Salpingotulus. Adults average only 4. Adult females weigh 3. This little rodent species has been recorded from Pakistan and may occur in Afghanistan.