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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The find has yielded a new fossil mammal that shows close relationship to living cane rats of Africa and gives us a greater understanding of the area's natural history.
Given that cane rats today live in wet, marsh conditions, the presence of this animal in the Baynunah fauna is important as it supports the notion that the Baynunah animals lived in conditions that were more wet and hospitable than what we see in the area today," explained Krtz.
The find has yielded a new fossil mammal that shows a close relationship to living cane rats of Africa, and gives us a greater understanding of the area's natural history," added Al Darmaki.
The book has many side bar stories about the different foods eaten around the world such as ants eggs and cane rats, what they taste like, who eats them and how to cook them.
Young pythons primarily eat small rodents - which makes them popular with farmers to reduce pests like cane rats.
Huge two-foot long animals, believed to be either South American Coypus or African Greater Cane Rats, have been caught by pest controllers in Lincoln and Bradford, sparking fears that mammoth rodents are spreading across Britain.
It is mainly associated with Central and West Africa, and can be anything from gorillas and chimpanzees to antelopes, porcupines and cane rats.
Today, species ranging from cane rats to elephants are being hunted at unprecedented levels, and recent estimates suggest a bushmeat harvest of between one and five million metric tons each year--a level that is literally emptying forests of wildlife.
Customs and Excise officers raided the Mercyland Trading shop in Dalston, East London, and found an anteater, porcupine, antelope, goat, and cane rats - all smuggled in from Nigeria.
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.