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African Climbing Mice and the Congo Link Rat

There’s an unusual group of African rodents that we rarely get to hear much about. Termed dendromurines, they’re named for Dendromus, the climbing mice, and mostly inhabit sub-Saharan Africa. 

October 22, 2015
A brief history of muskrats

A brief history of muskrats

Earlier in the year I made a promise that I'd get through more rodents here at Tet Zoo. Rodents, you see, divide people like no other group of tetrapods.

September 5, 2014 — Darren Naish

Meet the Scaly-Tail Gliders

Among the weirdest and most fascinating of rodents are the scalytails/scaly-tails, scaly-tailed squirrels or anomalures, properly termed Anomaluridae.

March 3, 2015
Sunday Species Snapshot: Mexican Agouti

Sunday Species Snapshot: Mexican Agouti

These large, shy rodents have lost most of their natural habitat to rapid development in their native Mexico. Species name: Mexican agouti (Dasyprocta mexicana).

January 26, 2014 — John R. Platt
North America: land of obscure, freaky voles

North America: land of obscure, freaky voles

As a European person, I find European voles (and, to a degree, Asian voles) pretty familiar, commonplace, homely. Still interesting, mind you.

January 12, 2014 — Darren Naish
Of vole plagues and hip glands

Of vole plagues and hip glands

Youll already know what voles are. Theyre blunt-nosed, comparatively short-tailed rodents with chunky bodies and rounded ears that are mostly concealed by fur.

January 1, 2014 — Darren Naish

Meet the Shreats

A quick look at the obscure, striped, worm-eating mice of the Philippines...

July 13, 2016 — Darren Naish