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Ictodomys tridecemlineatus

13-lined ground squirrel

2

Spermophilus beecheyi

California Ground Squirrel

3

Geomys breviceps

Baird's Pocket Gopher

4

Marmota monax

groundhog, whistle-pig, chuck

5

Cynomys ludovicianus

black tailed prairie dog

 

6

what are the common uses for ground squirrels

hibernation

hepatitis B-

hepatocellular carcinoma (ground squirrel hepatitis virus)

 

Urocitellus, Ictodomys, Spermophilus

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what are the most common research uses for prairie dogs

billiary physiology,pathology of gallstone formation

can spread monkey pox and plague

develop elodontomas

 

Cynomys

8

what species of rodent is carnivorous?

grasshopper mice

(Onychomys)

9

Heterocephalus glaber

naked mole rat

 

10

what are the principle uses of the vole?

environmental surveys

genetic and neurobiologic mechanisms governing complex social behavior

11

which rodents have the young attach to the mothers teat

Neotoma (pack rat/wood rat)

Mystromys albicaudatus (white tailed rat)

 

12

Microtus pennsylvanicus

meadow vole

 

13

Thomomys talpoides

Northern Pocket Gopher

14

Mystromys albicaudatus

white tailed rat

 

15

Spermophilus elegans

 

16

Thomomys mazama

Western Pocket Gopher

 

17

Peromyscus maniculatus

North American Deer Mouse

 

18

which species of rodents are monoestrous

Urocitellus, Ictodomys, Spermophilus

Cynomys

Geomys,Thomomys

Marmota

(squirrels, prairie dogs, pocket gophers, groundhog)

19

Neotoma floridana

Eastern or Allegheny wood rat

 

20

Microtus oeconomus

root vole

 

21

Meriones unguiculatus

mongolian gerbil

 

22

what are the principle uses of the gerbil?

Meriones unguiculatus

 

cerebral infarction, epilepsy, filarial nematodes, periodontitis

23

which species require a dust bath?

Kangaroo rat (Dipodomys)

Grasshopper mouse (Onchomys)

Gerbil (Meriones)

Degu (Octodon)

 

24

what are the common uses for the pack rat/wood rat?

behavioral and neurological studies

infectious- murine typhus, trypanosomiasis, Bartonella, Leishmaniasis, plague, lyme disease, human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, hantavirus

 

(Neotoma)

25

Zygodontomys brevicauda

Cane mouse

 

 

26

examples of the suborder Hystrichomorpha

chinchilla

degu

guinea pigs

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Sigmodon hispidus

Hispid cotton rat

 

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what are the common uses for the kangaroo rat

renal physiology

water conservation

 

(Dipodomys)

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Sigmodon fulviventer

tawny-bellied cotton rat

 

30

Octodon degus

Degu

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Microtus ochrogaster

prairie vole

 

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why does the vole make a good model for studying complex social and reproductive behavior

M. pennsylvanicus is permsicuisus

M. ochrogaster is monogamous

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Geomys attwateri

Attwaters Pocket Gopher

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what are the principle uses of the cotton rat

Sigmodon

 

viral respiratory diseases such as paramyxovirus, RSV vaccine studies, adenoviral mediated gene therapy

35

what are the principle use of the cane mouse?

Zygodontomys

 

mammalian circannual reproductive cycles as they lack a reproductive response to photoperiod

36

which rodent species is known for being highly territorial and aggressive?

Dipodomys

Onychomys

(kangaroo and grasshopper mice)

37

what are the primary uses of Degu's?

neurobiological development patters and neurodegenerative diseases like alzheimers

38

what are the common uses of pocket gophers?

geographic isolation genetic studies

environmental impact studies

 

Geomys, Thomomys

39

what are the common uses of the deer mouse?

genetics, physiology, aging, cataracts, behavior

 

principle vector for hantavirus

40

Peromyscus leucopus

white footed deer mouse

 

41

Mastomys natalensis

multimamate mouse

 

42

which rodent species are induced ovulators?

Microtus (voles)

Octodon (degu)

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Onchomys leucogaster

Northern grasshopper mouse

 

44

what are the water needs of the kangaroo rat?

do not give, will become addicted and develop DI

 

Dipodomys

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Dipodomys spectabilis

banner tailed kangaroo rat

 

46

examples of the suborder Sciuromorpha

squirrels

woodchucks

prairie dogs

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Dipodomys merriami

Merriam's kangaroo rat

 

48

what are the water needs of the pocket gopher?

obtain all needed water from food

 

Geomys, Thomomys

49

what are the common uses for grasshopper mice

Onychomys

behavior studies of predatory behavior, sex differences in this behavior, drug effects on this behavior

50

Geomys pinetis

Southeastern Pocket Gopher

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examples of the suborder Castroimorpha

pocket gophers

kangaroo rats and mice

beavers

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Onychomys torridus

Sourhtern Grasshopper Mouse

 

53

what are the principle uses for the rice rat?

Oryzomys

 

dental disease

54

what are the principle uses of the white tailed rat?

Mystromys albicaudatus

 

diabetes research

55

examples of the suborder Myomorpha

hamsters

 mice and rats

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Meriones shawi

shaws jird

 

57

Oryzomys capito

rice rat

 

58

what is the principle use of the multimammate mouse

study of plague and lassa virus

 

(has no gallbladder, like rats)

Mastomys natalensis

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Microtus longicaudus

long tailed vole