The rodents are numerous and include several peculiar species.
The presence of these rodents at night is made known by their screaming cries.
They are the only rodents in that island.
The more typical members of the family are rat-like burrowing rodents, living in communities.
In Africa the name of flying-squirrel is applied to the members of a very different family of rodents, the Anomaluridae, which are provided with a parachute.