mountain beaver


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mountain beaver

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A stout burrowing rodent (Aplodontia rufa) of the Pacific coast of North America, having small eyes and ears and feeding on vegetation such as ferns and tree seedlings. Also called sewellel.
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Noun1.mountain beaver - bulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North Americamountain beaver - bulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North America; the most primitive living rodent
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Aplodontia, genus Aplodontia - type genus of the Aplodontiidae: comprising the mountain beavers
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Tenders are invited for conduct mountain beaver trapping services
Nonungulate prey present throughout the study area include Beaver (Castor canadensis), Raccoon, Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa), Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum), Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus), Opossum, Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), Blue Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus), Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), and several species of domestic livestock and pets.
HOURS OF EYE POSITION ANIMAL SLEEP PER DAY DURING SLEEP Hairy armadillo 20.4 * * both closed Brown bat 19.9 * * Southern opossum 19.4 * * Ground squirrel 14.5 * * Domestic ferret 14.5 * * Mountain beaver 14.4 * * Burrowing owl 14.3 * ** one eye sometimes open Cat 13.2 * * Pigeon 11.9 * ** Domestic chicken 11.8 * ** Chimpanzee 10.8 * * Dog 10.7 * * Three-toed sloth 10.5 * * Fruit fly 10.0 ** ** no eyelids Human 7.7 * * Asiatic elephant 5.3 * * Cow 4.0 * * Horse 2.9 * * Giraffe 1.9 * * Bullfrog 0 SOURCES: INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, UCLA, & UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Animals like the Point Arena mountain beaver, Stephen's kangaroo rat, and Pacific pocket mouse, all endangered and living on habitat "islands" in California, are susceptible to cats.
The forests in the coastal regions from California to the Canadian province of British Columbia are known for hosting unique and ancient flora and fauna, including tailed frogs, mountain beavers and coast redwoods.