American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the WSSF 2014 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.


Toothless Rat

A new rat without molars was discovered in Indonesia that eats earthworms. This new rat, Paucidentomys vermidax, has unusual incisors at the front of the mouth that are double-pointed bicuspids instead of the normal wedge-shape ones used for gnawing like other rodents. This is the only rodent known in the world without back teeth.

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July 13, 2017