pouched rat

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Noun1.Pouched rat - burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouchespouched rat - burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
pocket rat - any of various rodents with cheek pouches
family Geomyidae, Geomyidae - North American pocket gophers
Geomys bursarius, plains pocket gopher - gopher of chiefly grasslands of central North America
Geomys pinetis, southeastern pocket gopher - gopher of Alabama and Georgia and Florida
Thomomys bottae, valley pocket gopher - of valleys and mountain meadows of western United States
northern pocket gopher, Thomomys talpoides - greyish to brown gopher of western and central United States
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The African Giant Pouched rat species is used because of its intelligence, calm demeanour and ability to be trained.
The Gambian pouched rat can detect tuberculosis and land mines by scent better than humans
Among the exciting offerings at both campuses, lemurs, tapirs and the world's largest rodent, the pouched rat, above, could be coming to York as plans shape up to open the new wildlife centre next year.
16 (ANI): The African Army Research Office has paid an Oklahoma State University's Zoology professor to study the African giant pouched rat to detect its ability to find bombs.
It took five or six months to train the rats, which are also called Cricetomys gambianus, or the Gambian pouched rat.
Too light to set off an explosion, a giant pouched rat can sniff out buried mines, then scratch the ground to indicate their location.
She said: "We have a Gambian giant pouched rat, Richardson's ground squirrels, sugar gliders, lemmings and African pygmy mice.
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It seems the African giant pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus)can reliably identify a specific smell in the saliva of patients with TB.
The problem, of course, is in finding the mines, and that's where the African pouched rat is making a name for itself.
The monkeypox virus was apparently brought to this country by a Gambian giant pouched rat imported by a Chicago-area exotic pets dealer.