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Description Scientific Name % Correct
Sharper angles on skull, prismatic dentition (sF)Microtinae
45%
No canines or premolars, 1/1 open rooted incisors (O)Rodentia
44.3%
Postorbital process (F)Sciuridae
42.9%
Molariform teeth form 3 rows of cusps (F)Muridae
42.5%
Tail longer than head and body, temporal ridges bowedRattus rattus
42.5%
New World MiceCricetidae
42.5%
Teardrop shaped infraorbital foramen (sO)Myomorpha
42.5%
Beaver (F)Castoridae
41.4%
No orange deposit, high-crowned cheek teethMarmota monax
41.4%
Flat tail, orange deposit on teeth, broad jugal boneCastor canadensis
40%
Large hind legs, butthead (F)Heteromyidae
40%
Mole-like (F)Geomyidae
40%
Head + body longer than tail, parallel temporal ridgesRattus norvegicus
40%
Notched upper incisorMus musculus
40%
2/1 incisors, fenestration in front of eye (O)Lagomorpha
39.3%
Small to non-existent infraorbital foramen (sO)Sciuromorpha
38.6%
Mountain Beaver (F)Aplodontiidae
38.6%
Nutria (F)Myocastoridae
38.6%
Cusps on molars, flask-shaped braincase (sF)Cricetinae
37.5%
Jumpers (F)Dipodidae
37.5%
Porcupine (F)Erethizontidae
37.1%
Capybara (F)Caviidae
37.1%
Flat tail, patagiumGlaucomys volans
35.7%
Very large infraorbital foramen (sO)Hystricomorpha
35.7%
Long tail, silvery white ventorMicrotus pennsylvanicus
35%
Description Scientific Name % Correct
13 lines on backSpermophilus tridecemlineatus
34.3%
Gigantic, large infraorbital foramenHydrochoerus hydrochaeris
34.3%
No tail, triangular skull, flat craniumAplodontia rufa
32.9%
Stripes stop at rumpTamias striatus
32.9%
Round tail, prismatic dentition, large paroccipital processMyocastor coypus
32.9%
Short tail, no groove in upper incisorsMicrotus pinetorum
32.5%
Thick body, small eyes, grooved upper incisorsGeomys bursarius
31.4%
Larger (F)Leporidae
31%
No postorbital bar, orange deposits on teethSpermophilus franklinii
30%
4 cheek teethSciurus niger
30%
Barbed spinesErethizon dorsatum
30%
White BellyPeromyscus sp.
30%
Short tail, groove in upper incisorsSynaptomys cooperi
30%
5th cheek toothSciurus carolinensis
27.1%
Small (F)Ochotonidae
26.2%
Small and redTamiasciurus hudsonicus
25.7%
Small version of kangaroo ratReithrodontomys megalotis
25%
Furry tail with white ventorNeotoma floridana
25%
Flattened tail, biggest oneOndatra zibethicus
25%
Long tail, large hind legs, stripe on topZapus hudsonius
25%
Postorbital process is fused with a small holeSylvilagus aquaticus
22.6%
Long tail, buffy/orangish ventorMicrotus ochrogaster
22.5%
Large body and ears, color dimorphismLepus townsendii
21.4%
Hair on soles of feet, short round earsOchotona princeps
21.4%
Postorbital process touches but not fusedSylvilagus floridanus
20.2%

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