2010), no individuals from the three species (Chaetodipus hispidus, Dipodomys ordii, and Perognathus merriami) of the family Heteromyidae
captured in this study tested positive for arenavirus antibodies.
Rodent responses to the burn were substantially in accord with our earlier model predicting that fire-caused reductions in ground cover would favor species in the family Heteromyidae
over species in the family Cricetidae (Jones et al.
Phylogenetics of the New World rodent family Heteromyidae
Within the rodent family Heteromyidae
, running endurance is positively correlated with body mass across four bipedal species, but not across four quadrupedal species (Djawdan 1992).
North America has the endemic family Heteromyidae
, which includes several extremely desert-adapted genera (e.
The family Heteromyidae
had one genus, Heteromys, with two species.