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capybara

(kăpĭbâr`ə), mammal of Central and much of South America. It is the largest living member of the order Rodentia (the rodents) reaching a length of 4 ft (120 cm) and a weight of 75 to 100 lb (34–45 kg). Its brownish hair flecked with yellow is coarse and scanty, and its tail rudimentary. The feet are partially webbed, and there are four thick-nailed toes on the front feet and three on the hind feet. The capybara is an expert swimmer and diver. It eats vegetation and sometimes damages crops. It is hunted for food, its hide is made into gloves, and its bristles are used in brushes. It is also called water hog and carpincho. Capybaras are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Rodentia, family Hydrochoeridae.

capybara

[‚kap·ə′bar·ə]
(vertebrate zoology)
Hydrochoerus capybara. An aquatic rodent (largest rodent in existence) found in South America and characterized by partly webbed feet, no tail, and coarse hair.

capybara

the largest rodent: a pig-sized amphibious hystricomorph, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, resembling a guinea pig and inhabiting river banks in Central and South America: family Hydrochoeridae
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Reproductive morphology of capybaras, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Rodentia: Hystricognathi): no evidence for sperm competition?
La ausencia de cadena productiva para la especie Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris demuestra la falta de integracion entre los agentes productivos, los cuales compiten individualmente unos con otros (proveedores de insumos, intermediarios, medios de transformacion, comercializacion, entre otros).
El capibara, chiguiro o carpincho (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, Lineaus 1766) es posiblemente la unica especie sobreviviente de la familia Hydrochaeridae.
20000 NSA,NSA1, Veado NSA2 Ordem Rodentia Familia Hydrochaeridae Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris 50000 NSA1 Capivara Familia Agoutidae Agouti paca 8227 NSA2 Paca Familia Dasyproctidae Dasyprocta sp.
yepesi, y sin registros para Chaetophractus vellerosus) y Rodentia (con apenas un registro para Hydrochoeris hydrochaeris y sin registros para Myocastor coypus y las especies de Coendou).
hydrochaeris, con un peso promedio de 45 kg, cedidos por la Direccion de Flora y Fauna de la Provincia de Corrientes (Argentina).
2013), including large hystricomorphic rodents like the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, Linnaeus, 1776) (Verdade and Ferraz, 2006) and the coypu or false nutria (Myocastor coypus Molina, 1782) (Parera, 2002; Bo et al.
2011) and Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Pocock 1922); and other rodents as Wistar Rat and African Giant Rat (Onyeanusi et al.
Collection and evaluation of semen from the Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Native of Central and South America animals, such as the rodents, paca Agouti paca, capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris and agouti Dasyprocta sp.