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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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Feeding association between capybaras Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus) (Mammalia, Hydrochaeridae) and birds in the Lami Biological Reserve, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
12) OMTE 1 Zygodontomys brevicauda (15,16) HETE 3 Erethizontidae Coendou prehensilis (8,12) E 1 Hydrochaeridae Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (9,15) O O E Dasyproctidae ** Dasyprocta guamara (11,12,14) E E Dasyprocta leporina Cuniculidae Cuniculus paca (12,14,16) E 1 Echimyidae Echimys semivillosus GRAB * Makalata didelphoides (12) GRAR 1 * Proechimys sp.
A partir de estos resultados se amplio en un 58% la lista de mamiferos medianos y grandes propuesta para esta region, estableciendo los primeros registros de Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771), Puma yaguarondi (Lacepede, 1809), Leopardus colocolo (Desmarest, 1816) e Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus, 1766).
Palabras clave: Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, anatomia, linfocentros, miembro pelviano.
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Uso de habitat de Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris en los Esteros del Ibera (Corrientes, Argentina).