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Temporal range: Early Eocene to Recent
Ord's kangaroo rat
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Castorimorpha
Wood, 1955
Extant Families

Superfamily Castoroidea:

Superfamily Geomyoidea:

Castorimorpha is the suborder of rodents containing the beavers, the pocket gophers, and the kangaroo rats and kangaroo mice.


Incertae sedis[edit]

† indicates extinct taxa.


  • Carleton, M. D. and G. G. Musser. 2005. Order Rodentia. Pp 745-752 in Mammal Species of the World A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • McKenna, Malcolm C., and Bell, Susan K. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press, New York, 631 pp. ISBN 0-231-11013-8