Rodentia, Bowdich, 1821

Jo, Yeong-Seok, Baccus, John T. & Koprowski, John L., 2018, Mammals of Korea: a review of their taxonomy, distribution and conservation status, Zootaxa 4522 (1), pp. 1-216: 163

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4522.1.1

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C24EFA8A-A5A0-4B06-A0A9-632F542B9529

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4571473

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A0BE3B-64A8-FF1D-FF4F-FE02FA5D55B0

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Plazi

scientific name

Rodentia
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Key to families of Rodentia  in Korea

1 Hind leg 4 times length of fore leg................................................................ Sminthidae 

- Hind leg <4 times length of fore leg....................................................................... 2

2 Cheek teeth> 3 in upper jaw, 3 in lower jaw................................................................. 3

- Cheek teeth 3 in upper jaw, 3 in lower jaw.................................................................. 4

3 Cheek teeth 5 in upper jaw, 4 in lower jaw; prominent postorbital process, small body size (<500 g) with hairy tail. Sciuridae 

- Cheek teeth 4 in upper jaw, 4 in lower jaw; postorbital bar present; upper incisors orange; length of maxillary tooth row> 23 mm; large body size (> 2 kg) with naked tail........................................................ Echimyidae 

4 Cricetine dental plan: prismatic cheek teeth without prominent cusps (teeth line even in side view); short tail hairy. Cricetidae 

- Murine dental plan: cuspidate cheek teeth with cusps in 3 longitudinal rows; long tail with scale and hairs......... Muridae