xerus


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xerus

(ˈzɪərəs)
n
(Animals) a member of a genus of African ground squirrels
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Abundance in Swali Index Cricetomys emini 74 3 Thryonomys swinderianus 296 3 Xerus erythropus 0 3 Funisciurus sp.
The competition, jointly run by New Scientist and car manufacturers Audi, promised the winner a thrilling ride 62 miles above the Earth aboard the Xerus rocket plane.
The competition, run by New Scientist magazine and car manufacturers Audi, promised the winner a thrilling ride 62 miles above the Earth aboard the Xerus rocket plane.
Although the Xerus craft has not yet been flown, it is under development and should be ready by 2009 when the launch is planned.
PRIZE RIDE: The Xerus craft should be ready by 2009.