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0004753Dwarf FortressCreaturespublic2011-07-14 05:502014-01-17 10:37
Toady One 
0004753: Rodent men have no skin
For some reason, the RODENT MAN creature uses the VERTEBRATE_TISSUE_LAYERS body detail plan with HAIR being the outermost tissue rather than using SKIN and also including the BODY_HAIR_TISSUE_LAYERS body detail plan.

This means that rodent men have no skin on their entire bodies, instead having hair growing directly out of their fat/muscle, something which doesn't seem quite right. It also means that they have no major arteries in their throat, since said arteries are specified to be within the SKIN tissue while their throat is made of the HAIR tissue.
Probable Quick Fix
Issue History
2011-07-14 05:50QuietustNew Issue
2011-07-14 05:53QuietustNote Added: 0018235
2011-07-28 10:14FootkerchiefTag Attached: Probable Quick Fix
2012-02-17 16:02Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-02-17 16:02Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-02-17 16:02Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-02-17 16:02Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2014-01-17 10:37Kirig StonebeardIssue Monitored: Kirig Stonebeard

2011-07-14 05:53   
By comparison, rats, large rats, and giant rats all have skin with hair on top of it, and one would assume that "rodent men" are supposed to be equivalent to the ratmen from previous versions.