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- noun zoology Any member of the
infraorder Hystricognathiof rodents, distinguished from other rodents by the bone structureof their skulls.
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The second ‘late survivor’ brings us back to rodents: it’s the Laotian kha-nyou Laonastes aenigmamus, described last year as representing an entirely new hystricognath lineage, the Laonastidae (Jenkins et al. 2005).
Archive 2006-03-01 Darren Naish 2006