TITLE

Rodent

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Rodent, a gnawing mammal. There are more species of rodents, and probably more individuals, than there are of all other mammals combined. They include beavers, chipmunks, mice, porcupines, rats, and squirrels. Rodents breed so swiftly that they would soon overrun the earth if they were not the prey of almost all flesh-eaters. Most rodents are small fur-bearing animals, although some, such as the porcupine, develop spiny quills. Some, such as beavers and muskrats, are prized for their fur.
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37310123

 

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