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Castorimorpha

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Castorimorpha
Familiae: Castoridae - Heteromyidae - Geomyidae

Name

Castorimorpha A.E. Wood, 1955

References

Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

Castorimorpha is the suborder of rodents containing the beavers, the pocket gophers, and the kangaroo rats and mice.

Taxonomy

* Suborder Castorimorpha
o Superfamily Castoroidea
+ Family †Eutypomyidae
+ Family Castoridae - beavers
+ Family †Rhizospalacidae
o Infraorder Geomorpha
+ Genus †Griphomys - incertae sedis
+ Genus †Meliakrouniomys - incertae sedis
+ Superfamily †Eomyoidea
# Family †Eomyidae
+ Superfamily Geomyoidea
# Genus †Floresomys - incertae sedis
# Genus †Texomys - incertae sedis
# Genus †Jimomys - incertae sedis
# Genus †Heliscomys - incertae sedis
# Family †Florentiamyidae
# Genus †Diplolophus - incertae sedis
# Genus †Schizodontomys - incertae sedis
# Family †Entoptychidae
# Family Geomyidae - pocket gophers
# Family Heteromyidae - kangaroo rats and mice

† indicates extinct taxa.

References

* Carleton, M. D. and G. G. Musser. 2005. Order Rodentia. Pp 745-752 in Mammal Species of the World A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
* McKenna, Malcolm C., and Bell, Susan K. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press, New York, 631 pp. ISBN 0-231-11013-8

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