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  • noun zoology Any member of the infraorder Hystricognathi of rodents, distinguished from other rodents by the bone structure of 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).

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