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  Maned Rat - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Maned Rat (Lophiomys imhausi), also known as the Crested Rat, is a long-haired and bushy-tailed East African rodent that resembles a porcupine.
It is named for its mane of long, coarse, fl-and-white-banded hairs that begins at the top of the head and extends beyond the base of the tail.
The rat is particularly skilled at climbing trees, although it chooses to nest in burrows or rock formations on the ground.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Crested_rat   (162 words)

 Mane Attraction -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In Roman mythology, the Manes ("good ones") were similar to the Lares, Genii and Di Penates.
The mane is the term, when speaking of a horse or lion, used to describe the line of hair along the spine of the neck, starting behind the ears and ending just above the withers.
When the horse/lion is born, the mane is a short, stiff, upright row of hair, not unlike a zebra's, but as the horse/lion ages the mane grows out and softens.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/90/mane-attraction.html   (623 words)

 Two species, one design - Ecological Twins International Wildlife - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Separated geographically by the Atlantic Ocean and genetically by millions of years of evolution, the serval and the maned wolf--one cat, one dog-- are hardly close relatives, but both have evolved similar body forms and use the same hunting behaviors.
A maned wolf is similarly lanky; tall as a Great Dane, it weighs only 23 kilograms (60 lbs.) against the Dane's robust 45 kilograms (120 lbs.).
In the animal kingdom, long legs usually mean speed, but neither the serval nor the maned wolf are particularly fast runners; rather their legs are long so they can hear better.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1170/is_n5_v26/ai_18607456   (826 words)

 Hamster - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hamsters are sometimes used in lab experiments (because they can reproduce quickly), along with rats, mice, and many other rodents.
Some place it in a family Cricetidae that also includes voles, lemmings, and New World rats and mice; others group all these into a large family called Muridae.
These include the Maned Hamster or Crested Hamster, which is really the Maned Rat (Lophiomys imhausi), although not nearly as marketable under that name.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Hamster   (3694 words)

 Bishop's Fossorial Spiny Rat
Their population is in decline as they are preyed upon by animals such as the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus).
It suggests that Bishop's Fossorial Spiny Rat is specialised in feeding on monocot plants.
This rat is rare to see in the wild, and thus little research has been carried out on this particular species.
www.brazilianfauna.com /bishopsfossorialspinyrat.php   (167 words)

 RedOrbit - Science - Phylogeny and Divergence-Date Estimates of Rapid Radiations in Muroid Rodents Based on Multiple ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Increasingly, researchers are expanding studies beyond the mouse (Mus) and rat (Rattus), for the purpose of tracing the evolution of key traits.
The only missing subfamilies are the rare or depauperate Lophiomyinae (maned rat), Platacanthomyinae (Malabar spiny mouse and blind tree mouse), Myospalacinae (fossorial zokors), and Mystromyinae (mouse-like hamster).
Within Sigmodontinae are two major lineages, the cotton rat Sigmodon (widespread in North and South America) and all other groups, most of which are endemic to South America or have their greatest diversity there.
www.redorbit.com /news/display?id=92552   (9069 words)

 Maned Crested Rat Skull
Maned Crested Rat Skull - The maned, or crested, rat is native to regions of Eastern Africa including Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan Tanzania and Uganda.
All of these are likely adaptations to its slow movement and can be attributed to this species have very few natural predators.
The maned rat has unique skull characteristics with boney ridges and plates covering most of the cranium.
www.skullsunlimited.com /maned-rat-skull.html   (133 words)

 African Savanna Conservation and Science - National Zoo| FONZ
Peter Leimgruber is using GIS mapping to track the migration.
Maned wolves once thrived and ranged throughout much of South America.
Studies are in place to understand why maned wolves breed poorly.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/AfricanSavanna/afsavstudy.cfm   (285 words)

 Hamster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
South African Hamster (Mystromys albicaudatus), which is really the White Tailed Mouse.
Maned hamster, or Crested hamster, which is really the Maned Rat (although not nearly as marketable under that name.)
Hamster is a computer jargon term referring to a cordless computer mouse that uses radio or infrared technology.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/h/ha/hamster.html   (617 words)

A kangaroo rat looks like a baby kangaroo.
Some of the endangered species are the Queen Alexandra's birdwing butterfly, the mountain gorilla, the jaguar, the orangutan, the red uakari(monkey), the maned sloth and a mouse called a western puoll.
Many animals are in danger of becoming extinct because people cut down trees and rain forests are shrinking Every minute 50 football fields of rain forest are being destroyed.
collaboratory.nunet.net /nssd112/sclark/habitat.htm   (1489 words)

 ConceptArt.org Forums - Small Rat & Cat skull sideview toturial
1.Draw a frame ->1/2 proportion for the rat, 1/1 for cat.
June 23rd, 2005 11:54 PM My sister studies vetrenarian so I can have acces to some books/online stuff about animal anatomy and if I ask her she probably could bring me some bones.
3 pics for the rat and 2pics for the cat.
www.conceptart.org /forums/printthread.php?t=46598   (192 words)

 hamsters resource page
Roborovski and Chinese striped Hamsters are somewhat more difficult to breed and keep, they are usually only available from breeders, and therefore limited to serious rodentia fans.
Many people prefer them to rats, given rats' unsavory reputation (undeserved as pets).
As the hamster is generally considered a cute animal, it is often anthropomorphized when found in popular culture.
www.livpedia.com /Livpedia-H/hamsters.php   (3701 words)

 All about the Hamster with Video @ Y2U.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Many people prefer them to rats as pets, given rats' generally unsavory popular reputation.
Unlike rats, they are not particularly good at learning tricks but can be entertaining to play with and watch.
In an episode of the BBC comedy series Fawlty Towers first broadcast in 1979, Manuel the Spanish waiter insists that a rat that he has bought as a pet is really a filigree Siberian hamster.
y2u.co.uk /Knowledge_Information/RN_Animal_Hamster.htm   (4197 words)

 Muridae Skulls from Skulls Unlimited
It is comprised of 1,138 species of rats, mice, hamsters, voles, lemmings, and gerbils.
The large number of species found in this family can be attributed to their ability to produce many litters per year.
Rice Rat, Hispid Cotton Rat, Norway Rat, and Black Rat.
www.skullsunlimited.com /muridae.htm   (224 words)

 UO Stratics - Stories & Secrets - Britannian Lore - Ultimate Wisdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Of course the truly potent magic of Britannia tended to wind up in the hands of Lord British, and thence in the care of Nystul.
The old wizard scrutinized each artifact with the hunger of a rat in a silo.
Nystul's long hair whirled around his face like a demonic mane.
uo.stratics.com /secrets/uo2/britain2.shtml   (3757 words)

 Taxonomic List of Available Anima Skull Reproductions from Arizona Dry Bones
Rufous Rat Kangaroo (Aepypyrmnus refescens) Skull length 3.3 inches.
Maned Rat (Lophiomys imhausi) Skull length 2.5 inches.
Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) Skull length 8.9 inches.
www.azdrybones.com /taxonomic-list.htm   (2696 words)

 About Swans
Many island birds, like the dodo, which became extinct within about 80 years of being discovered by Europeans in the Mauritius Islands of the Indian Ocean, or the great auk of the North Atlantic islands, are flightless.
The species appetite turned out to be so eclectic that even when it had wiped out birds, rats, and shrews, it dined on skinks, geckos and spareribs.
The "blitzkrieg" theory holds that the animals were quite overwhelmed by the prowess of armed and hungry hoards of human hunters suddenly in their midst, and failed to survive first contact, just as the Stephen Island wren failed to survive first contact with a single cat.
animalliberationfront.com /Philosophy/Opinionatedly/AboutSwans.htm   (13609 words)

 Hamster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese hamsters can be kept in pairs occasionally, but are more aggressive than other dwarves.
Syrian Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus); also called the Teddy Bear hamster.
In March 1986 the British tabloid newspaper The Sun published a famous story in which it claimed that the comedian Freddie Starr had eaten a hamster.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hamster   (4783 words)

 Kenya's Owlspot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We found the nest and released it there.
Luckily, its parents had left behind a fresh, half-eaten maned rat, so the chick had something to feed on immediately.
A subsequent check the following night yielded both the chick and its mother nearby.
www.owlspot.com /dec2005report.htm   (578 words)

Having had very little training and limited social skills, he had been in the shelter for almost a month at the time of his adoption and didn’t have much time left.  He is a very kind, happy dog and we are pleased that he has worked out well in our program.
Conservation dog teams are being utilized to locate
at the Alkali Sink Ecological Reserve.  Detection dogs were trained to locate kangaroo rat scats.  Benji participated as an instructor dog during the training phase of the project.
www.packleaderdogtraining.net /BENJI.html   (184 words)

 Sangare Tented Camp (Kenya)
You can be escorted by the Ranch's resident guides to view the animals at an exciting close range on foot or on horseback - by day or by night.
Our "NIGHT WALKS" are a unique experience only available at Sangare where we search for Bats, Bush babies, Hyrax, Mongooses, Insects, Reptiles and the rarely seen, and beautiful Maned Rat !!
Nearby is one of Kenya's least visited yet most impressive National Parks - the Aberdare Mountains where on the moorlands, one may explore the intricate ecological complexities of the Afro-Alpine environment of East Africa's high volcanoes.
www.classicsafaris.com /CampsandLodges/sangare.htm   (289 words)

 Endangered species
Kangaroo Rat - [Chisel-Toothed Kangaroo Rat,Merriam's Kangaroo Rat
Climbing Rats - [Chiapas Climbing Rat,Darier Climbing Rat,Tumbala Climbing Rat]
Fish Eating Rats - [Venezuelan Fishing Rat,Peruvian Fish Rat,Guyanan Fishing Rat]
members.tripod.com /~aeruginosa/endanger.html   (308 words)

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