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A burrowing nocturnal rodent (Pedetes capensis) of southern Africa, having long powerful hind legs with which it leaps like a kangaroo.

[Partial translation of Afrikaans springhaas : spring, to leap up; see springbok + haas, hare.]
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2009) the distribution of mammals such as scrub hare Lepus saxatilis and springhare Pedetes capensis could also have a strong influence on tick abundance that would typically be unrecognised as survey attention understandably tends on focus on economically significant (and more readily surveyed) large mammal species.
In Asia and northern Africa, this type of rodent is represented by the jerboas (the family Dipodidae); in North America, it is represented by the kangaroo mice and kangaroo rats (family Heteromyidae); in the deserts of Australia, it is represented by the jerboa-rat (Notomys, family Muridae) and the kultarr (Antechinomys, family Dasyuridae); and, in the deserts of southern Africa, it is represented by the springhare (Pedetes, family Pedetidae).
Within each territory, aardwolves construct 5-6 dens, usually by enlarging vacant springhare (Pedetes capensis) burrows (Richardson 1987b, Anderson 1994).