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Superfamily Castoroidea :

* Castoridae

Superfamily Geomyoidea :

* Heteromyidae
Heteromyidae
* Geomyidae
Geomyidae

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

TAXONOMY

* SUBORDER CASTORIMORPHA

* Superfamily Castoroidea

* Family † Eutypomyidae * Family Castoridae - beavers * Family † Rhizospalacidae

* Infraorder Geomorpha

* Superfamily † Eomyoidea

* Family † Eomyidae
Eomyidae

* Superfamily Geomyoidea

* Family † Heliscomyidae * Family † Florentiamyidae * Family †Entoptychidae * Family Geomyidae
Geomyidae
- pocket gophers * Family Heteromyidae
Heteromyidae
- kangaroo rats and mice

INCERTAE SEDIS

* Genus †Floresomys * Genus †Texomys * Genus †Jimomys * Genus †Diplolophus * Genus †Schizodontomys * Genus †Griphomys * Genus †Meliakrouniomys

† indicates extinct taxa.

REFERENCES

* Carleton, M. D. and G. G. Musser. 2005. Order Rodentia. Pp 745-752 in Mammal
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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Extant families in order Rodentia

* Kingdom: Animalia * Phylum: Chordata * Class: Mammalia * Infraclass: Eutheria
Eutheria
* Superorder: Euarchontoglires

Sciuromorpha
Sciuromorpha
("Squirrel-like")

* Aplodontiidae (Mountain beaver) * Gliridae (Dormice) * Sciuridae (Squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, susliks and prairie dogs)

Castorimorpha ("Beaver-like") Castoroidea Castoridae (Beavers) Geomyoidea Geomyidae
Geomyidae
(Pocket gophers) Heteromyidae
Heteromyidae
(Kangaroo rats and mice, pocket mice)

Myomorpha ("Mouse-like") Dipodoidea Dipodidae (Jerboas, jumping mice and birch mice) Muroidea Platacanthomyidae (Oriental dormice) Spalacidae
Spalacidae
(Zokors, bamboo rats, mole rats, blind mole rats) Calomyscidae (Mouse-like hamsters) Nesomyidae (Malagasy rats and relatives) Cricetidae (Hamsters and relatives) Muridae
Muridae
(House mouse and relatives)

Anomaluromorpha ("Anomalure-like")

* Anomaluridae (Anomalures) * Pedetidae (Springhares)

Hystricomorpha
Hystricomorpha
("Porcupine-like")

* Ctenodactylidae (Gundis) * Diatomyidae (Laotian rock rat) * Hystricidae (Old World porcupines)

Phiomorpha
Phiomorpha
Bathyergidae (Blesmols) Petromuridae (Dassie rat) Thryonomyidae (Cane rats) Caviomorpha
Caviomorpha
(New World hystricognaths) Erethizontidae (New World porcupines) Caviidae (Cavies) Cuniculidae (Pacas) Dasyproctidae (Agoutis and acouchis) Dinomyidae (Pacarana) Capromyidae (Hutias) Ctenomyidae (Tuco-tucos) Echimyidae (Spiny rats) Myocastoridae (Coypu, or nutria) Octodontidae
Octodontidae
(Degus and relatives) Abrocomidae (Chinchilla rats) Chinchillidae (Chinchillas and viscachas)

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Prehistoric families in order Rodentia

* Kingdom: Animalia * Phylum: Chordata * Class: Mammalia * Infraclass: Eutheria