cane rat


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cane rat

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1. (Animals) a tropical African cavy-like hystricomorph rodent, Thryonomys swinderianus, that lives in swampy regions: family Thryonomyidae. Also called (in W Africa): cutting grass
2. (Animals) a similar but smaller species, T. gregorianus
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In Gambat, the sugar cane growers have threatened to hold a massive protest demonstration on 23 December against government's failure to implement its notification fixing the minimum cane rat at Rs182 per 40kg.
In Gambat, the sugarcane growers have threatened to hold a massive protest demonstration on 23 December against government's failure to implement its notification fixing the minimum cane rat at Rs182 per 40kg.
About the size of a small cat, the cane rat had taken up residence in my office ceiling.
1] have reported that in greater cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus, Temminck) the prostate is surrounded by connective tissue capsule and compartments are lined with simple columnar cells containing nuclei with eccentrically located nucleoluses.
Summary: A scientific study of prehistoric life in Al Gharbia has unearthed fossil of teeth representing an animal -- a large cane rat -- previously unknown to science.
Abu Dhabi: A scientific exploration of prehistoric life in the Western Region has unearthed a new fossil of teeth representing an animal -- a large cane rat -- previously unknown to science.
The find of the fossilised large cane rat teeth came during screening off the Al Gharbia coast in the Western Region.
The species preferences for hunting by the people were primate (monkeys, baboon and galagos), giant rat, cane rat and other antelopes (bush buck, duikers).
But I also stumbled across the best meat I've ever tasted in cane rat.
Salmonellae in the African great cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus).
The second half of Freaky Foods From Around The World reveals exotic recipes for preparing animals that aren't always thought of as food in America--from spider salad to fried skunk, stewed cane rat, and more.
Sellers cheerfully answer questions about their wares, which come from monkeys, small antelopes, and rodents such as the cane rat.