A kind of weasel in South Africa.

African Meerkat

A kind of weasel in South Africa.

Two common field mice in tall grass.

Field Mice

Two common field mice in tall grass.

The Cape Mole Rat (Georychus capensis) is a rodent in the Bathyergidae family of blesmols and was also known as the Cape Sand-mole.

Cape Mole Rat

The Cape Mole Rat (Georychus capensis) is a rodent in the Bathyergidae family of blesmols and was also…

A mole with a metallic goldish colored fur.

Gold Mole

A mole with a metallic goldish colored fur.

A mole whose nose resembles that of a star.

Star Nosed Mole

A mole whose nose resembles that of a star.

Many animals of the monotremata classification.

Monotremata

Many animals of the monotremata classification.

A mouse nibbling on a shrub.

Mouse

A mouse nibbling on a shrub.

"It is of a grayish-fawn color, with ten longitudinal brown strips along the back. Between the size of a field mouse and a black rat." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Barbary Mouse

"It is of a grayish-fawn color, with ten longitudinal brown strips along the back. Between the size…

"Quite larger than that of the brown rat, and lives, like that pecies, in the houses." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Cairo Mouse

"Quite larger than that of the brown rat, and lives, like that pecies, in the houses." — S. G.…

A small Old World rodent that is very squirrel-like.

Dormouse

A small Old World rodent that is very squirrel-like.

A small mouse. Their shape is neat and gracile; they have full eyes, shapely limbs, and long hairy tails.

Dormouse

A small mouse. Their shape is neat and gracile; they have full eyes, shapely limbs, and long hairy tails.

Dormice are rodents of the family Gliridae. (This family is also variously called Myoxidae or Muscardinidae by different taxonomists). Dormice are mostly found in Europe, although some live in Africa and Asia. They are particularly known for their long periods of hibernation.

Dormouse

Dormice are rodents of the family Gliridae. (This family is also variously called Myoxidae or Muscardinidae…

Dendromys Typicus. "Size of the common mice, and are of a pearly-gray color, and have a black band running along the back." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Free Mouse

Dendromys Typicus. "Size of the common mice, and are of a pearly-gray color, and have a black band running…

"The smallest of mice, and perhaps the very minutest of mammalia, an English half-penny weighing down two of them, lives in the fields and makes his little nest two or three feet from the ground on several standing stalks of wheat, bound together by grass." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Harvest Mouse

"The smallest of mice, and perhaps the very minutest of mammalia, an English half-penny weighing down…

"It being four to five inches long, the tail nearly the length of the body. Its color is a yellowish-fawn above and white below; the eyes are large and prominent; ears large. It lives in the woods and fields in the summer, but in winter it resorts to the granaries." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Long Tailed Field Mouse

"It being four to five inches long, the tail nearly the length of the body. Its color is a yellowish-fawn…

A North american meadow mouse. About 4 inches long of a rich dark reddish brown color, with very smooth, glossy fur.

Pine Mouse

A North american meadow mouse. About 4 inches long of a rich dark reddish brown color, with very smooth,…

It is four inches long with a scaly tail. Its fur is hispid and glossy.

Rice Field Mouse

It is four inches long with a scaly tail. Its fur is hispid and glossy.

A small size mouse.

Mus Albocinereus

A small size mouse.

A muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus.

Muskrat

A muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus.

"In its size and hte form of its tail it bears no inconsiderable resemblance to the common rat, the body being eight inches long and the tail a trifle longer. Its color is marooon, with a purple ground, very deep on the back, the side, and sides of the head, but lighter on the under part." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Crested Nelomys

"In its size and hte form of its tail it bears no inconsiderable resemblance to the common rat, the…

"In size and shape, it resembles the water rat. The fur is long and moderately soft; upper parts of the body penciled with black and pale brownish-yellow; dirty white beneath. The length of the body is four and a half inches; that of the tail is two inches." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Octodon

"In size and shape, it resembles the water rat. The fur is long and moderately soft; upper parts of…

"It has a pointed head, wide gape, numerous sharp teeth, a rough tounge, ears large and naked, small eyes, the tail long, tapering, flexible, and prehensile; the toes are armed with sharp, strong, curved claws. Its size is nearly that of a cat, but the form is low and squat; the color gray-ish whitel the face, near the snout, pure white." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Common Opossum

"It has a pointed head, wide gape, numerous sharp teeth, a rough tounge, ears large and naked, small…

"Is of a grayish-fawn, six inches long, with a tail two and a half inches. it is found at the Cape of Good Hope." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Caffrarian Otomys

"Is of a grayish-fawn, six inches long, with a tail two and a half inches. it is found at the Cape of…

A pair of American barn-owls, one of which is grasping a small rodent in its claws.

American Barn Owl

A pair of American barn-owls, one of which is grasping a small rodent in its claws.

A scops-eared owl feeding on a small rodent. It is common in Central and Southern Europe.

Scops-Eared Owl

A scops-eared owl feeding on a small rodent. It is common in Central and Southern Europe.

"This animal, which is found in Brazil and the adjacent countries, and which once exsisted in the West Indies, has a thickset, stubby appearance, with a clumbsy gate, though its movements are prompt and sudden. The fur is composed of silky hairs, very short, thin, stiff, of a blackish-brown on all the upper parts of the body, exepting four rows of parallel spots." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Brown Paca

"This animal, which is found in Brazil and the adjacent countries, and which once exsisted in the West…

A mammal with a long tail furnished with distichous hairs towards the end, like a pen or feather.

Pentail

A mammal with a long tail furnished with distichous hairs towards the end, like a pen or feather.

"This is five inches long, of a black color, and has nearly naked ears; it feeds on vegetable substances, and perforates the earth wth its burrows, like the preceeding. It is partially nocturnal in its habits and is found in Chili, where is it called Cururo." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Black Pephagomys

"This is five inches long, of a black color, and has nearly naked ears; it feeds on vegetable substances,…

Its fur is white, spotted with brown and black.

Spotted Phalanger

Its fur is white, spotted with brown and black.

An Australian marsupial. The males are short lived.

Phascogale

An Australian marsupial. The males are short lived.

"Found on the Island of Lucon. It is a rare species, even in its native island, and its habits are little known. It is nine inches long, with a tail three inches, and it not only an animal of considerable size, but of vigorous character, defending itself from dogs and men with great savageness." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Cumming's Phleomys

"Found on the Island of Lucon. It is a rare species, even in its native island, and its habits are little…

A species of rodent that is commonly found as a household pet.

Guinea Pig

A species of rodent that is commonly found as a household pet.

"This includes one animal, the <em>P. melanurus</em>, which has puzzled the naturalists, inasmuch as it resembles alike the rats and the opossums, yet cannot be admitted into the department of either, as it had not the feet of the former nor the tail of the latter. Its body is a uniform brown color, the tail being black. It is the size of a large rat, and is found in India and some of the Asiatic islands." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Pithecheirus Melanurus

"This includes one animal, the P. melanurus, which has puzzled the naturalists, inasmuch as…

The porcupine is covered in spikes or quills that are its chief defense. If it can't escape, it stands still, with its quills bristling, or even may back into its enemy. It can not shoot them however, from its body.

Porcupine

The porcupine is covered in spikes or quills that are its chief defense. If it can't escape, it stands…

"This includes certain rodents whose covering consists ofthe most parts of a kind of offensive and defensive armor, in the shape of spines or quills, instead of hairs, somewhat in the manner of the hedge-hogs." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Porcupine

"This includes certain rodents whose covering consists ofthe most parts of a kind of offensive and defensive…

Rodents known for their coats of sharp spines that protect them against predators.

Porcupine

Rodents known for their coats of sharp spines that protect them against predators.

An animal with many spines/quills up to a foot long. They are loosely attached and generally come loose when stuck into an enemy.

Porcupine

An animal with many spines/quills up to a foot long. They are loosely attached and generally come loose…

A porcupine with a prehensile tail.

Porcupine

A porcupine with a prehensile tail.

A species of porcupine found in Brazil, Mexico, and Guiana.

Brazilian Porcupine

A species of porcupine found in Brazil, Mexico, and Guiana.

"The Prairie Dog is not even related to the dog, but is so called from the fancied resemblance of its cry to the bark of a small dog, whence it has been also called the barking squirrel. It is about a foot long, reddish-brown above, lighter beneath."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Prairie Dog

"The Prairie Dog is not even related to the dog, but is so called from the fancied resemblance of its…

"The difference between the hare and this animal is numerous and striking. In a state of nature, the rabbit is considerably less than the hare; ears are shorter than the head; the tail is not so long as the thigh; and th whole action and motion of the animal are less vigorous and fleet than those of the hare." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Rabbit

"The difference between the hare and this animal is numerous and striking. In a state of nature, the…

Wild rabbits are brownish in color with long erect ears.

Rabbit

Wild rabbits are brownish in color with long erect ears.

A nocturnal, omnivorous mammal.

Raccoon

A nocturnal, omnivorous mammal.

A mole&mdash;rat having the eyes open, though very small, ears naked and very short, thumb rudimentary, tail short and hartially haired, and general fom robust.

Bamboo Rat

A mole—rat having the eyes open, though very small, ears naked and very short, thumb rudimentary,…

A common rat of the genus Rattus. Mostly infects houses and spreads diseases.

Black Rat

A common rat of the genus Rattus. Mostly infects houses and spreads diseases.

A common brown rat. Lives in houses of thier own construction. Lives in everything from meadows to human houses.

Brown Rat

A common brown rat. Lives in houses of thier own construction. Lives in everything from meadows to human…

A brown rat eating a carrot.

Brown Rat

A brown rat eating a carrot.

The Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus) is a small rodent in the Cricetidae family of New World rats and mice.

Hispid Cotton Rat

The Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus) is a small rodent in the Cricetidae family of New World rats…

A medium sized rat with hind legs like a kangaroo. Mostly found in Rocky Mountain regions.

Kangaroo Rat

A medium sized rat with hind legs like a kangaroo. Mostly found in Rocky Mountain regions.

A common musk rat.

Musk Rat

A common musk rat.

A book name of the Cuban hutia&mdashconga.

Pilori Rat

A book name of the Cuban hutia&mdashconga.

"Is a mild, timid creature, of the size of a rabbit; the body is formed somewhat like that of a rat, but the fore-legs are exceedingly sort and the hind ones long, so that the animals move by long heaps on the latter, like the kangaroos." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Potoroo Rat

"Is a mild, timid creature, of the size of a rabbit; the body is formed somewhat like that of a rat,…

"Is of a reddish-brown color above, and dark-brown below; the body, which is stout and cylindrical, is seven to eight inches long, the tail two and a quarter. The cheek pouches, one on each side, open externally, so that food can be taken out and carried round to the mouth." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Pouched Rat

"Is of a reddish-brown color above, and dark-brown below; the body, which is stout and cylindrical,…

Petromys Typicus. "These animals move upon the hind-legs, which are not much larger than the fore-ones; the tail is nearly as long as the body. One species only is known, the "rock-rat" which is about seven inches long, and the tail five and a half inches; it is of a reddish color, and builds its nest among stones and in the crevices of the rocks. It is found in southwestern Africa, in the region of Orange River." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Rock Rat

Petromys Typicus. "These animals move upon the hind-legs, which are not much larger than the fore-ones;…

Hapalotis Albipes. "Nearly the size of a rabbit, but of mouse-like form, and is chiefly found in New South Whales." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

White Footed Tree Rat

Hapalotis Albipes. "Nearly the size of a rabbit, but of mouse-like form, and is chiefly found in New…

"These animals have a long body, small eyes, and short tails, and resemble mole-rats" &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Malacca Rhizomys

"These animals have a long body, small eyes, and short tails, and resemble mole-rats" — S. G.…

Two rodents, in what appears to be a barn.

Rodents

Two rodents, in what appears to be a barn.

"Schizodon fuscus...A genus of South American octodont rodents, related to Ctenomys" (Tuco-tuco). -Whitney, 1911

Schizodon

"Schizodon fuscus...A genus of South American octodont rodents, related to Ctenomys" (Tuco-tuco). -Whitney,…

"It is about the same size of the gray rabbit, being fourteen inches long with a tail half an inch long. It is of a reddish-brown color, and has no cheek pouches.; the eye is small, and the fur thick and soft, resembling that of the musquash. The skins are much used by the indians for robes." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Sewellel

"It is about the same size of the gray rabbit, being fourteen inches long with a tail half an inch long.…

"Two and a half inches long, with a tail of nearly equal length. It is of a grayish-brown, with a black band running along the back." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Sminthus Loriger

"Two and a half inches long, with a tail of nearly equal length. It is of a grayish-brown, with a black…