salinicola is a much smaller rodent from the salt-lagunas of Argentina.
C. paca is a white-spotted rodent, about 2 ft.
A destructive rodent, is found in great numbers in Russia and Germany.
Is a rodent andisfound inconsiderable numbers in the south of Prussia.
Goeldi states that the paca-rana is a rodent of phlegmatic and gentle disposition,.
MARMOT, the vernacular name of a large, thickly built, burrowing Alpine rodent mammal, allied to the squirrels, and typifying the genus Arctomys, of which there are numerous species ranging from the Alps through Asia north of (but including the inner ranges of) the Himalaya, and recurring in North America.
The Caviidae, in the present more comprehensive sense, include the giants of the rodent order.
It is a large rodent known to the Tupi Indians as the paca-rana, or false paca, in allusion to the resemblance of its coloration to that of the true paca, from which it differs by its elldeveloped tail, the absence of cheek-pouches, the full development of all five toes and the wider thorax.
This rodent is one of the commonest of British mammals, and frequents fields, woods and gardens in numbers, often doing considerable damage owing to its fondness for garden produce.
- The rodent skull is characterized by the great size of the premaxillae, which completely separate the nasals from the maxillae; by the presence of zygomatic arches; and by the wide unoccupied space existing between the incisors and the cheek-teeth; and (except in the Duplicidentata) by the antero-posteriorly elongated glenoid cavity for the articulation of the lower jaw.
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AGOUTI, or Aguti, the West Indian name of Dasyprocta aguti, a terrestrial rodent of the size of a rabbit, common to Trinidad and Guiana, and classed in the family Caviidae.
FLYING - SQUIRREL, properly the name of such members of the squirrel-group of rodent mammals as have a parachute-like expansion of the skin of the flanks, with attachments to the limbs, by means of which they are able to take long flying-leaps from tree to tree.
With regard to the latter point, it is, however, considered probable that both are branches of a common stock, which diverged from each other before all the typical rodent characters were acquired.
LEMMING, the native name of a small Scandinavian rodent mammal Lemmus norvegicus (or L.
PACA, the Brazilian name for a large, heavily-built, shorttailed rodent mammal, easily recognized by its spotted fur.
JERBOA, properly the name of an Arabian and North African jumping rodent mammal, Jaculus aegyptius (also known as Jaculus, or Dipus, jaculus) typifying the family Jaculidae (or Dipodidae), but in a wider sense applied to most of the representatives of that family, which are widely distributed over the desert and semi-desert tracts of the Old World, although unknown in Africa south of the Sahara.
On the other hand, the American forms, which have one pair of large chisel-like incisors in the lower jaw, also possess a lower canine, and show no marked gap in front of the cheek-teeth, nor any indication of the characteristic rodent backwards movement of the lower jaw.
rat, &c.), probably in its original sense the designation of the British rodent mammal commonly known as the black rat (Mus rattus), but also applied indifferently to the brown or Norway rat (M.
There are deer, called taruco (Cervus antisensis); the viscacha, a large rodent; a species of fox called atoc; and the puma (Felts concolor) and ucumari or black bear with a white muzzle, when driven by hunger, wander into the loftier regions.
PORCUPINE (Fr., pore-epic, "spiny pig"), the name of the largest European representative of the terrestrial rodent mammals, distinguished by the spiny covering from which it takes its name.
A very prolific rodent of the amphibious class obtained from Canada and the United States, similar in habit to the English vole, with a fairly thick and even brown underwool and rather strong top dark hair of medium density.
OCTODON, the generic name for a small South American rodent mammal (Octodon degus) locally known as the degu.
MUSK-RAT, or Musquash, the name of a large North American rat-like rodent mammal, technically known as Fiber zibethicus, and belonging to the mouse-tribe (Muridae).
Rats and mice, especially the guayabita (Mus musculus), an extremely destructive rodent, are very abundant.
The fur (q.v.) of this rodent was prized by the ancient Peruvians, who made coverlets and other articles with the skin, and at the present day the skins are exported in large numbers to Europe, where they are made into muffs, tippets and trimmings.
The porcupine and a large Octodont rodent (Ctenodactylus), the jerboa (two species), the hare, and various other rodents are met with in Tunisia.
Of animals still found may be mentioned baboons and monkeys, the leopard, red lynx (Felis caracal), spotted hyena, aard wolf, wild cat, long-eared fox, jackals of various kinds, the dassie or rock rabbit, the scaly anteater, the ant bear (aardvaark), the mongoose and the spring haas, a rodent of the jerboa family.
Bears, wolves, foxes, goats (kokmet), wild sheep (arkharis), lizards, earth-rats, and a small rodent (teshikan), with ravens, eagles, wild ducks and wild geese are the other varieties principally encountered.
CAPYBARA, or Carpincho (Hydrochaerus capybara), the largest living rodent mammal, characterized by its moderately long limbs, partially-webbed toes, of which there are four in front and three behind, hoof-like nails, sparse hair, short ears, cleft upper lip and the absence of a tail.
Is a rodent known in natural history as the coypu, about half the size of a beaver, and when unhaired has not more than half, generally less, the depth of fur, which is also not so close.
Is a small rodent found in the south of Russia and also in parts of America.
COYPU, the native name of a large South American aquatic rodent mammal, known very generally among European residents in the country as nutria (the Spanish word for otter) and scientifically as Myocastor (or Myopotamus) coypu.
Its large size, aquatic habits, partially webbed hind-toes, and the smooth, broad, orange-coloured incisors, are sufficient to distinguish this rodent from the other members of the family Capromyidae.
"doze"), the name of a small British rodent mammal having the general appearance of a squirrel.
This rodent, Muscardinus avellanarius, is the sole representative of its genus, but belongs to a family - the Gliridae, or Myoxidae - containing a small number of Old World species.
JUMPING - MOUSE, the name of a North American mouselike rodent, Zapus hudsonius, belonging to the family Jaculidae (Dipodidae), and the other members of the same genus.
The comparatively few indigenous placental mammals, besides the dingo or wild dog - which, however, may have come from the islands north of this continent - are of the bat tribe and of the rodent or rat tribe.
It may be added that a few traces of mammals have been obtained from the English Wealden, among which an incisor tooth foreshadows the rodent type.
This rodent, Coelogenys (or Agouti) paca, together with one or two other tropical American species, represents a genus near akin to the agoutis and included in the family Caviidae.
VISCACHA, or BISCACHA, a large South American burrowing rodent mammal belonging to the family Chinchillidae and commonly known as Lagostomus trichodactylus, although some writers prefer the name Viscacia.
And is a pet rodent even right for you in the first place?
PRAIRIE - MARMOT, a zoological emendation for the American name "prairie-dog," applied to a small North American rodent allied to the squirrels and marmots, and technically known as Cynomys ludovicianus (see MARMOT).
Similarly imbricated epidermic productions form the covering of the undersurface of the tail of the African flying rodents of the family Anomaluridae; and flat scutes, with the edges in apposition, and not overlaid, clothe both surfaces of the tail of the beaver, rats and certain other members of the rodent order, and also of some insectivora and marsupials.
SOUSLIK, or SUSLIK, the vernacular name of a European burrowing rodent mammal, nearly allied to the marmots, but of much smaller size and of more slender and squirrel-like build (see RODENTIA).
Antec 's IPM Program also includes ZP Rodent Control Pellets, an acute rodenticide which will kill any resistant rodent.
Further, the rodent infestation can only be exacerbated by any increase in the captive bird population.
It is not necessarily an indicator of poor hygiene, although they may be mistaken for rodent droppings.
Methods marked with a * have access to short-term in vivo rodent tests that were unavailable to other methods.
Hamsters are probably the most common small animals that people think of when considering a rodent as a pet.
So, you've decided on what kind of rodent you would like to have as a pet.
When buying a pet rodent, it is important to note the level of handling that the animal has experienced at the pet store or breeder.
Blood clotting disorders: This condition is often caused by a cat ingesting a rodent that has eaten rodent poison.
Use shredded paper for litter box filling or rodent pet cages.
If the seeds are missing, however, you may have a bird or rodent problem.
The disease is usually transmitted to humans by the bites of infected rodent fleas.
Rat-bite fever occurs most often among laboratory workers who handle lab rats in their jobs, and among people who live in poor conditions, with rodent infestation.
Areas most likely to be infested with ticks include moist and shady areas, wooded and brushy areas, overgrown grassy areas, and areas with a high rodent and deer population.
Unlike dogs, cats were not domesticated until about 3000 B.C., and were important to ancient civilizations as rodent catchers and household companions rather than as protectors or hunters of wild game.
Believing the marauder to be a large rodent, the pair put out rat poison, and they were quite surprised at the carcass they found.
A family in Blanco, Texas poisoned what originally was thought to be a rodent that was making a mess in the family's barn.
Add to that, the fact that most of the creatures are very dog-like in appearance, (or in one case, rodent-like) and there is a good chance that what is really in the pictures is either a mangy coyote or large rodent.
CHINCHILLA, a small grey hopping rodent mammal (Chinchilla lanigera), of the approximate size of a squirrel, inhabiting the eastern slopes of the Andes in Chile and Bolivia, at altitudes between 8000 and 12,000 ft.
HARE, the name of the well-known English rodent now designated Lepus europaeus (although formerly termed, incorrectly, L.
Cynthia rushed into the room, the notebook still in hand, and with Martha, hovered over the pending demise of the trembling rodent.
Neonatal mouse bioassay for tumourigenicity: Alternative to the chronic rodent bioassay.
Many of the chemical selected for this trial are rodent carcinogens that are not human carcinogens.
Recent research work here has been undertaken on the auditory cortex and the rodent barrel cortex.
rodent gnawing is most common in Bronze Age deposits (0.04 %) and absent in Byzantine samples.
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First broadcast: 26th March 1979 6. Basil the Rat Manuel insists that his pet rodent is a Siberian hamster.
There's a small hole next to the rodent's foot hieroglyph.
The researchers are also looking at about 30 other rodent malaria genes that also seem to be particularly important during infection.
A solution to the immunogenicity of rodent monoclonal antibodies in human therapy would be to derive human antibodies directly from humans.
monoclonal antibodynvolved analyzing the interactions of rodent monoclonal antibodies with human effector systems.
phosphine release, ZP Rodent Bait is scrupulously formulated with a closely monitored low moisture content.
The effect of parasite dose on severity of disease in the rodent malaria plasmodium chabaudi.
A poisoned rodent may well die in your building, under floorboards or in a wall cavity.
Antec's IPM Program also includes ZP rodent Control Pellets, an acute rodenticide which will kill any resistant rodent.
Cats and dogs can become infected this way, or if they eat an infected rodent.
Fleas become infected by feeding on the blood of an infected rodent.
rodent infestation can only be exacerbated by any increase in the captive bird population.
rodent malaria genes that also seem to be particularly important during infection.
rodent carcinogens that are not human carcinogens.
rodent ulcer, which can be treated successfully, be deemed to be disabled?
For several years the adult rodent brain has been known to contain neural stem cells.
Antec's IPM Program also includes ZP Rodent Control Pellets, an acute rodenticide which will kill any resistant rodent.
short-term in vivo rodent tests that were unavailable to other methods.
The problem would be finding a suitably skilled rodent sensei to train it.
For example, would someone with a rodent ulcer, which can be treated successfully, be deemed to be disabled?
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Check for signs of water penetration, and rodent damage to the exposed wiring.
RABBIT, the modern name of the well-known rodent, formerly called (as it still is in English legal phraseology) Cony,' a member of the family Leporidae (see Rodentia).
CAVY, a name commonly applied to several South American rodent animals included in the family Caviidae (see Rodentia), but perhaps properly applicable only to those belonging to the typical genus Cavia, of which the most familiar representative is the domesticated guinea-pig.
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