Rock rat

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The term rock rat has been used for several different types of rodents:

  • Members of the family Muridae:
    • Zyzomys, an Australian genus in the subfamily Murinae
    • Aethomys, an African genus in the subfamily Murinae
  • Members of the family Nesomyidae:
    • Petromyscus, a southwestern African genus in the subfamily Petromyscinae (though these are more frequently referred to as rock mice)
  • Members of the family Octodontidae:
  • Members of the family Petromuridae:
    • Petromus, an African genus often called dassie rats.
  • Members of the family Diatomyidae: