In some rodents, squamae are small tubercles resembling scales on the sole of the hindfeet.[1] Among oryzomyine rodents, their development is variable; most have well-developed squamae, but in others they are indistinct or entirely absent.[2] Delomys sublineatus and Peromyscus maniculatus also have squamae.[3]


  1. ^ Voss et al., 2002, p. 6
  2. ^ Weksler, 2006, p. 23; Weksler et al., 2006, p. 18
  3. ^ Weksler, 2006, table 5, p. 23

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