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- noun originally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches
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Initial examinations of the rat -- provisionally named the Bosavi woolly rat -- suggest that it belongs to the Mallomys -- a genus of rodents in the muridae family which are the largest living species of rodent.