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Capybara
Capybara
Information
Range South America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Caviidae
Genus Hydrochoerus
Species Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Capybara is a specie of the Hydrochoerus Genus. It livesin Eastern South America.

AppearanceEdit

Capybaras have heavy, barrel-shaped bodies and short heads with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of their body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. The sweat glands of the capybara can be found in its haired skin surface, an unusual trait among rodents.[1][2]

ReferenceEdit

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capybara#Description
  2. http://www.science.smith.edu/msi/pdf/i0076-3519-264-01-0001.pdf

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