Rodentia,

Amr, Zuhair S., Abu, Mohammad A., Qumsiyeh, Mazin & Eid, Ehab, 2018, Systematics, distribution and ecological analysis of rodents in Jordan, Zootaxa 4397 (1), pp. 1-94: 6

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4397.1.1

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C32887CB-FF95-BA66-FF3D-F9A1FA76EDD6

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Plazi

scientific name

Rodentia
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Key to the families of order Rodentia  in Jordan

1 Eyes and ear pinna absent ( Figure 2AView FIGURE 2)....................................................... Family Spalacidae 

- Eyes and ear pinna present ( Figure 2BView FIGURE 2).................................................................... 2

2 Body covered with long spines (more than 150 mm). Large forms................................ Family Hystricidae 

- Body not covered with long spines, small to medium sized forms................................................ 3

3 Tail very thick and bushy.................................................................. Family Sciuridae 

- Tail not as above...................................................................................... 4

4 Hind foot long, about 60 mm in length....................................................... Family Dipodidae 

- Hind foot not long, about 40 mm in length.................................................................. 5

5 Ckeekteeth 4 ( Figure 3A), black stripe passes through the eye...................................... Family Gliridae 

- Cheekteeth 3 ( Figure 3B), no black stripe passes through the eye................................................ 6

6 Cheekteeth tuberculate in two longitudinal rows ( Figure 4AView FIGURE 4)..................................... Family Cricetidae 

- Cheekteeth tuberculate in one or three longitudinal rows ( Figure 4BView FIGURE 4)................................. Family Muridae