Springhares

(Pedetidae)

Class Mammalia Order Rodentia Suborder Sciurognathi Family Pedetidae

Thumbnail description

Short front limbs, powerful hind legs; long vibrissae and eyelashes; front paws clawed for burrowing; bushy tail with a black tip; soft pelage on the body with pinkish brown to gray upperparts and brownish white underparts

Size

Head and body length 10.7-16.7 in (27.2-42.4 cm); tail length 1.8-18.4 in (30-46.8 cm); weight up to 8.8 lb (4 kg)

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 1 species

Habitat

Scrub and grassland

Conservation status

Vulnerable

Distribution

Angola, Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Distribution

Angola, Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

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