Pedetes Caffer
Jumping Jump"ing, p. a. & vb. n. of {Jump}, to leap. [1913 Webster]

{Jumping bean}, a seed of a Mexican {Euphorbia}, containing the larva of a moth ({Carpocapsa saltitans}). The larva by its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and jump about.

{Jumping deer} (Zo["o]l.), a South African rodent ({Pedetes Caffer}), allied to the jerboa.

{Jumping louse} (Zo["o]l.), any of the numerous species of plant lice belonging to the family {Psyllid[ae]}, several of which are injurious to fruit trees.

{Jumping mouse} (Zo["o]l.), North American mouse ({Zapus Hudsonius}), having a long tail and large hind legs. It is noted for its jumping powers. Called also {kangaroo mouse}.

{Jumping mullet} (Zo["o]l.), gray mullet.

{Jumping shrew} (Zo["o]l.), any African insectivore of the genus {Macroscelides}. They are allied to the shrews, but have large hind legs adapted for jumping.

{Jumping spider} (Zo["o]l.), spider of the genus {Salticus} and other related genera; one of the Saltigrad[ae]; -- so called because it leaps upon its prey. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pedetes Caffer — Jerboa Jer*bo a, n. [Ar. yarb[=u] .] (Zo[ o]l.) Any small jumping rodent of the genus {Dipus}, esp. {Dipus [AE]gyptius}, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long tail. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pedetes capensis — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Liebre saltadora Rango fósil: Plioceno Temprano Reciente …   Wikipedia Español

  • Длинноног кафрский — (Pedetes caffer Illig.) зверь из семейства тушканчиковых (Dipodidae), отряда грызунов (Rodentia). Зубов у Д.: резцов 1/1, клыков 4/4; резцы без продольной бороздки спереди. На передних ногах, коротких, но значительно сильнее развитых, чем у… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Springhare — Taxobox name = Springhare status = LC status system = iucn3.1 trend = unknown fossil range = Early Pliocene Recent image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Rodentia subordo = Anomaluromorpha familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Фауна пустынная — Пустыни представляют из себя ровные или холмистые пространства с редкой растительностью, не образующей сплошного покрова, с почвой преимущественно песчаной или каменистой и знойным и сухим климатом. С уменьшением степной растительности и… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Bettongia penicillata — Jerboa Jer*bo a, n. [Ar. yarb[=u] .] (Zo[ o]l.) Any small jumping rodent of the genus {Dipus}, esp. {Dipus [AE]gyptius}, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long tail. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carpocapsa saltitans — Jumping Jump ing, p. a. & vb. n. of {Jump}, to leap. [1913 Webster] {Jumping bean}, a seed of a Mexican {Euphorbia}, containing the larva of a moth ({Carpocapsa saltitans}). The larva by its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dipus AEgyptius — Jerboa Jer*bo a, n. [Ar. yarb[=u] .] (Zo[ o]l.) Any small jumping rodent of the genus {Dipus}, esp. {Dipus [AE]gyptius}, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long tail. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gerboa — Jerboa Jer*bo a, n. [Ar. yarb[=u] .] (Zo[ o]l.) Any small jumping rodent of the genus {Dipus}, esp. {Dipus [AE]gyptius}, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long tail. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jerboa — Jer*bo a, n. [Ar. yarb[=u] .] (Zo[ o]l.) Any small jumping rodent of the genus {Dipus}, esp. {Dipus [AE]gyptius}, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long tail. [Written also {gerboa}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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