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Latin Names of small mammals

Mus musculus
Oryctolagus cunniculus
What genus and species of rabbit is known as the domestic rabbit?
Mesocricetus auratus
Syrian hamster; barbiturates have very narrow window of safety in this species; among the most radioresistant mammals ever studied; does not fatten prior to hibernation - remain sensitive to external stimuli and usually are aroused when handled; resistant to pulmonary infection and able to decompose nicotine = good for study on effects of long-term smoke inhalation
Rattus norvegicus
common domestic rat
Meriones unguiculatus
Latin name of the gerbil
Cavia porcellus
guinea pig latin name
Chinchilla brevicaudata
Latin name for the short tail chinchilla
Chinchilla laniger
latin name for the most common of chinchillas
Mustela pulorius furo
latin name for the ferret
Petaurus breviceps
latin name of sugar gliders

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