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Urine Of The Rock Hyrax Can Give Past Climate Clues
2013-02-18 08:40:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not cleaning a kitty´s litter box could be a disgusting thought for cat owners, but for Brian Chase of Montpellier University in France – layers of dried urine can reveal exciting new details about an environment as they stack up year after year and generation after generation. Instead of learning about the historical habitat of the common housecat, Chase and his colleagues from the European Research Council analyzed layers...


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Rock Hyrax, Procavia capensis
2012-10-03 16:46:51

The rock hyrax (Procavia capensis), also known as the Cape hyrax, is one of four species of hyrax and is the sole member of its genus, Procavia. It is occasionally known as the rock rabbit or as a dassie. It is known as three different names in Swahili, although the only name used specifically for this species is the “pimbi.” It holds many subspecies, some of which are known as Cape or rock hyraxes as well. These are usually African species of hyrax. The rock hyrax is found throughout the...

Western Tree Hyrax, Dendrohyrax dorsalis
2012-10-01 17:43:06

The western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis), also known as Beecroft's tree hyrax or the western tree dassie, is a mammal that is native to Central and West Africa. Its range holds many areas including Benin, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Liberia, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda. It prefers a habitat within moist savannah or rocky areas, as well as tropical and subtropical moist low-lying forests. Not much is known about this species habits, but some studies have...

Southern Tree Hyrax, Dendrohyrax arboreus
2012-10-01 17:39:50

The southern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus), also known as the southern tree dassie, eastern tree hyrax, or eastern tree dassie, can be found in many areas including Angola, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, and Tanzania. It prefers a habitat within topical or subtropical arid and moist lowland forests, as well as temperate forests and moist savannah or rocky areas. The southern tree hyrax differs from the rock hyrax in that is nocturnal and resides in trees,...

Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax, Heterohyrax brucei
2012-05-10 12:06:03

The yellow-spotted rock hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei) is also known as the bush hyrax. It is a mammal that can be found in dry, savannah areas as well as rocky habitats. Its range includes Burundi, Botswana, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, southern Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and many other areas in Africa. Even with its large range, the yellow-spotted rock hyrax is not found outside of Africa. It is the only species in the genus Heterohyrax, but it has twenty-five...

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2007-06-25 08:22:56

The Cape Hyrax or Rock Hyrax, Procavia capensis, is a species in the order Hyracoidae. They live south of Syria, Lebanon, through Israel and North Africa to much of sub-Saharan Africa. They are found in savanna or grassland areas. They live in cavities in rock outcroppings and can often be found in the burrows of other animals including those of aardvarks and meerkats. The skull of the Cape Hyrax has a pair of long tusk-like incisors and molars that resemble rhinoceros' molars. The...

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