Hyrax capensis
Hyrax Hy"rax, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? shrew mouse.] (Zo["o]l.) Any animal of the genus {Hyrax}, of which about four species are known. They constitute the order {Hyracoidea}. The best known species are the daman ({Hyrax Syriacus}) of Palestine, and the klipdas ({Hyrax capensis}) of South Africa. Other species are {Hyrax arboreus} and {Hyrax Sylvestris}, the former from Southern, and the latter from Western, Africa. See {Daman}.

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  • Hyrax Capensis — Klipdas Klip das, Klipdachs Klip dachs , n. [D. klip cliff + das badger, akin to G. dachs.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small mammal ({Hyrax Capensis}), found in South Africa. It is of about the size of a rabbit, and closely resembles the daman. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax — Hy rax, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? shrew mouse.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any animal of the genus {Hyrax}, of which about four species are known. They constitute the order {Hyracoidea}. The best known species are the daman ({Hyrax Syriacus}) of Palestine, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax arboreus — Hyrax Hy rax, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? shrew mouse.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any animal of the genus {Hyrax}, of which about four species are known. They constitute the order {Hyracoidea}. The best known species are the daman ({Hyrax Syriacus}) of Palestine, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax Sylvestris — Hyrax Hy rax, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? shrew mouse.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any animal of the genus {Hyrax}, of which about four species are known. They constitute the order {Hyracoidea}. The best known species are the daman ({Hyrax Syriacus}) of Palestine, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyrax Syriacus — Hyrax Hy rax, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? shrew mouse.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any animal of the genus {Hyrax}, of which about four species are known. They constitute the order {Hyracoidea}. The best known species are the daman ({Hyrax Syriacus}) of Palestine, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hyrax — /huy raks/, n., pl. hyraxes, hyraces / reuh seez /. any of several species of small mammals of the order Hyracoidea, of Africa and the Mediterranean region, having short legs, ears, and tail, and hooflike nails on the toes. Also called dassie,… …   Universalium

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  • Cape Hyrax — Taxobox name = Cape Hyrax status = LC status system = iucn3.1 trend = unknown status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=Barry et al |year=2006|id=41766|title=Procavia capensis|downloaded=11 May 2006 Database entry includes justification for why this… …   Wikipedia

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