mountain beaver

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mountain beaver

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A stout burrowing rodent (Aplodontia rufa) of the Pacific coast of North America, having small eyes and ears and feeding on vegetation such as ferns and tree seedlings. Also called sewellel.
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Noun1.mountain beaver - bulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North Americamountain beaver - bulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North America; the most primitive living rodent
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Aplodontia, genus Aplodontia - type genus of the Aplodontiidae: comprising the mountain beavers
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The forests in the coastal regions from California to the Canadian province of British Columbia are known for hosting unique and ancient flora and fauna, including tailed frogs, mountain beavers and coast redwoods.
The forests of the coastal regions from California to British Columbia are renowned for their unique and ancient animals and plants, such as coast redwoods, tailed frogs, mountain beavers and the legendary Bigfoot - also known as Sasquatch.
Then he moves on to discussing the chinquapin trees, or the mountain thrushes that should be back in about a month, or the ouzels or grouse or mountain beavers.