Thryonomys


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Thryonomys

 

(cane rats), the single genus of rodents belonging to the family Thryonomidae. The body measures up to 60 cm in length, and the tail up to 25 cm. The fur is coarse, bristly, and grayish brown on the upper side of the body. There are six species, distributed in Africa south of the Sahara. Cane rats lead a solitary nocturnal life, mainly inhabiting swampy areas. The flesh is edible.

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[1.] Adebayo AO, Oke BO, Akinloye AK (2009) The gross morphometry and histology of the male accessory glands in the Greater Cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus, Temminck).
At seven million years in age, Protohummus from Arabia fills an evolutionary gap between the thryonomyid Paraulacodus, an older, more conservative form known from Africa and Pakistan, and the living thryonomys , known only from Africa," said assistant professor Brian Krtz, part of the discovery team.
At seven million years in age, Protohummus from Arabia fills an evolutionary gap between the thryonomyid Paraulacodus, an older, more conservative form known from Africa and Pakistan, and the living Thryonomys, known only from Africa," says assistant professor Brian Krtz, who was part of the discovery team.
On the other hand, the data reported here were high, when compared to those observed in Myocastor coypus (Barta & Jakubicka 1991) and Thryonomys swinderianus (Adjanohoun 1992).
Salmonellae in the African great cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus).
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