Geomyidae sentence example
- In the New World pouched rats (Geomyidae) the pouches open externally on the cheeks.
- The American pouched rats, or pocket-gophers, constitute the third section, Geomyoidea, with the single family Geomyidae.
- In the highly specialized mastoid region of the skull, the North American Oligocene Protoptychus approaches to Dipopodomys, while the contemporary Gymnoptychus and Entoptychus likewise appear referable to the Geomyidae.
- On the other hand, the scaly-tailed squirrels (Anomaluridae), the jumping-hares (Pedetidae), and the strandmoles (Bathyergidae) are exclusively African; while the sewellels (Haplodontidae) and the pocket-gophers (Geomyidae) are as characteristically North American, although a few members of the latter have reached Central America.