Rodents and Rabbits

Rodents are the single largest group of mammals (more than 2000 species), and make up more than 40% of all described mammal species. They are found on all continents expect Antarctica, and although most are quite small, some rodents are relatively large, such as the beaver in North America, and the capybara in South America (the largest living rodent; up to 65kg). We group them with the 92 species of rabbits. The rabbits are well detected by the camera-traps, but many rodents were missed in our earlier studies due to their size. Newer cameras are more sensitive and rodents are increasingly showing up on our surveys!

All Rodents and Rabbits in the Smithsonian Wild


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