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Thread: Any former or current chinchilla breeders here?

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    chins are supposedly more closely related to rabbits than rodents which means genetically they are closer to primates than rodents its just a case of convergent evolution.

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    chinchillas are in the order rodentia (rodents) and rabbits are in the order lagomorpha... so chinchillas are more closely related to rats and other rodents than they are to rabbits and rabbits aren't rodents.
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    AE i could have swore i saw a paper somewhere that recently linked Chins as being closer to rabbits than to rodents. it was a recent DNA study or some such thing. my memory could be wrong but i dont THINK so. i am fully aware that until recently(if my memory is correct) chins were in Rodentia
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    AE, im having trouble finding where i saw it. when i come across it again ill post it here. putting "chinchilla dna study" in a search on MSN, Yahoo and Google leads to some strange stuff. everything i find on chinchillas placement on the "mammalian family tree" is to old, i know i saw the study or referance to it with in the last 10 months. probably less than that as i think ive only had my chins for about 6 months and i probably wouldnt have given a second look to the statement w/o some reason like having the chins. anyways ill bow down to your superior knowlege UNTIL i can find my referance again [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Rabits aren't rodents. Their teeth don't grow constantly and they have a second pair of upper front teeth behind the front ones.
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    rabbits and rodents are a case of convergent evolution(think sugar gliders versus flying squirrels, ones a marsupial one is a rodent but they have evolved for a simmiler niche so they look alike even though there is no relation). genetically rabbits are closer to primates than to rodents by quite a bit. they have just somewhere along the line way back evolved into a similar niche(probably to eat similar foods) as the rodents so they have evolved the same sort of chisel teeth.
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    Cool. you bred rats. but can you get them to stop [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] ?

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