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The Cape grey mongoose (Galerella pulverulenta), also known as the small grey mongoose, is native to southern Africa. Until recently, it was thought to occur only in the Cape Province, but now it is known to inhabit other areas of South Africa, with a northern range that stretches into Angola. It prefers a habitat in areas with green vegetation like semi-arid scrublands and forested areas. It...
The Cape Fox (Vulpes chama), also called cama fox or silver-backed fox is a small fox. It has black or silver gray fur with flanks and underside in light yellow. The tip of its tail is always black. Cape Foxes tend to be 17.72 to 24.02 in (45 to 61 cm) long, not including an 11.81 to 15.75 in (30 to 40 cm) tail. They are 11.02 to 12.99 in (28 to 33 cm) tall at the shoulder, and usually...
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.