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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Comparative histology and histochemistry of the major salivary glands in the giant pouched-rats (Cricetomys gambianus) and greater cane rats (Thryonomys swinderianus).
The main species hunted and consumed were cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus), squirrel (Funiscurus and Paraxerus spp), blue duiker and porcupine.
Haematology and plasma biochemistry of the wild adult African grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus, Temminck).
Quartey et al., "Clinical and histopathological presentation of Buruli ulcer in experimentally infected grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus)," The Internet Journal of Tropical Medicine, vol.
Thryonomys swinderianus was the dominant species in the trade, accounting for 33 % of the total carcasses.
[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.
The wild animals mentioned repeatedly were the cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus), the Gambian pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus), and the African brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus).