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Rock Hyrax (Dassie)

Procavia capensis


Nearest extant relative of the Elephant. These are young animals, huddling together for warmth.


Coastal forest.


Also known as Rock Hyrax.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 12 years ago
Rock Hyrax
Procavia capensis Rock Hyrax

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I have been requested before to put both names and to give preference to the common name and to put in a parenthesis the local one for users to understand

Moara 12 years ago

True. I usually work with small invertebrates where half the time the biologist makes up the common name on the spot. I forgot that the better studied phyla had registered common names. How picky do you think Project Noah is about that sort of thing?

THey are very cute animals, I read that dassie is a local name for this animal and Rock Hyrax is its common name

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Kou-Kamma Local Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 21, 2011
Submitted on Sep 13, 2011

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