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Rodentia
Beaver
A North American Beaver.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia

Rodentia is an order from the Mammalia class. They are characterised by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws which must be kept short by gnawing.

Characteristics[]

All rodents share the characteristic of dentition highly specialised for gnawing. This specialisation gives rodents their name from the Latin, rodere, to gnaw and, dentis, of tooth. All rodents have a single pair of upper and a single pair of lower incisors, followed by a gap, and then one or more molars or premolars. Rodent incisors grow continuously and must be kept worn down by gnawing.



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