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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Class Information
Class Mammalia
Infra-class Eutheria
Order Information
Superorder Euarchontoglires
Order Rodentia
Population statistics

Rodents (known scientifically as the order Rodentia) are mammals characterized by two pairs of large, continually-growing incisor teeth, kept short by gnawing on the hard shells of seed-nuts or wood. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, and range in size from small mice to the 100-pound capybara of South America.

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