hyrax capensis


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hyrax \Hy"rax\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? shrew mouse.] (Zool.)
   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. Hyrcanian
.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Klipdas \Klip"das\, Klipdachs \Klip"dachs`\, n. [D. klip cliff +
   das badger, akin to G. dachs.] (Zool.)
   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 rock rabbit.
   [1913 Webster]
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