Types of Rodents

There are many different rodent types which have been identified. The different types can be distinguished by their differences in physical appearance as well as genetics. The types often are grouped together with similar types.

Chipmunks, marmots, woodchucks, squirrels, prairie dogs and gophers belong to one rodent group.

Another group includes common house mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, lemmings and voles.

Another well known group contains porcupines, capybaras, agouti, guinea pigs and chinchillas.