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Order Rodentia - Chapter Summary
Study order Rodentia animals with this convenient online chapter. Take a look inside to find interesting and simple lessons that examine animals in the order Rodentia, such as capybaras, muskrats and water voles. You'll study these animals' life cycles, habitats, adaptations, diets and more. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. We also encourage you to take the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to reinforce your order Rodentia knowledge. You can study at any time of day or night using any Internet-connected device. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Interpret facts about capybaras
- Explain the life cycle, mating process, reproduction, habitat and adaptation of capybaras
- Identify different types of muskrats and evaluate their characteristics
- Describe the habitat, diet and reproduction of muskrats
- Recognize water vole habitats and ecology
1. What is a Capybara? - Facts, Adaptations & Habitat
The capybara is a large, semi-aquatic animal native to Central and South America. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the capybara, including which other animals it's closely related to.
2. Capybara: Life Cycle, Mating & Reproduction
The Capybara is a large rodent found in the watery regions of Central and South America. This lesson is about the Capybara and its life cycle, mating and reproduction habits.
3. What is a Muskrat? - Definition, Characteristics & Types
The muskrat may seem like just a rodent, but it's actually a fascinating animal. This lesson will define muskrat and then go over characteristics of this semi-aquatic rodent.
4. Muskrats: Habitat, Diet & Reproduction
In this lesson, you'll learn about the muskrat, a common animal in much of North America. We'll look at its habitat and diet, as well as its reproductive behavior.
5. What is a Water Vole? - Habitat & Ecology
Is that a rat or a water vole? While water voles are often mistaken for rats, they live in a very different habitat and ecology. In this lesson, you will learn more about this endangered species.
6. Hedgehogs: Anatomy, Habitat & Lifespan
You may have, or know someone that has, a pet hedgehog, but they are also wild animals that are quite fascinating. This lesson will explore the wild hedgehog exploring their anatomy and behaviors, as well as where they can be found and how long they live.
7. Hedgehog vs. Porcupine
Often confused for one another, hedgehogs and porcupines most certainly are not the same animal. In this lesson, we'll look at each in turn, and learn about the traits that make them both different from each other and unique as animals.
8. Groundhogs: Diet & Habitat
What exactly is a groundhog? What do they eat and where do they live? You've got questions, and we've got answers. Read on to learn more about groundhogs.
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