hystricomorph


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hystricomorph

resembling or of the rodent family Hystricidae, Old World porcupines.
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compared to other hystricomorph, such as Myoprocta pratti, Cavia porcellus, Galea musteloides, Dolichotis patagonum, Myocastor coypus, Erethizon dorsatum, Hystrix africaeaustralis, and Cuniculus paca (Rowlands, Tam, & Kleiman, 1970; Challis, Heap, & Illingworth, 1971; Tam, 1973; Louis, Somes, Pryor, & Blankenship, 1986; Van Aarde & Potgieter, 1986; Jakubicka, Barta, Nitray, & Szeleszczukova, 1989; Barta & Jakubicka, 1991; Sweitzer & Holcombre, 1993; Van Wyk, Van Aarde, & Louw, 1994; Ribeiro et al.
Some studies describe that the uterus can be double or partially double in some species of hystricomorphs rodents (Weir, 1971; Reis et al.
In this species, the peak occurred a few hours before ovulation, which suggests the importance of this hormone in the ovulation process in some hystricomorph rodents.
Key words: Agouti paca, steroids, estrous cycle, progesterone, estradiol, ovarian activity, hystricomorph.
Chinchillidae is a family of hystricomorph rodents distributed in the Andes of Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, and in lowland plains of Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay (Redford and Eisenberg, 1992; Wilson and Reeder, 1993; Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).
A group of rodents called sciuromorphs, which includes the squirrel, began to specialise in gnawing adaptations, and the hystricomorphs, including the guinea pig, chose chewing.