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Rodents II

Rodents II
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noun porcupine

Translation: puercoespín

Definition of porcupine in English

Herbivorous rodent, approximately 60 cm (23 in) long, whose body is covered with long quills that stand erect in self-defense.

Definition of porcupine in Spanish

Roedor herbívoro de unos 60 cm (23 in) de longitud con largas púas por todo su cuerpo que se erizan en situaciones de amenaza.

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noun jerboa

Translation: jerbo

Definition of jerboa in English

Hopping rodent, between 10 and 12 cm (4-5 in) in length, that has large ears and long hind legs, native to the deserts of Asia and Africa.

Definition of jerboa in Spanish

Roedor saltador de entre 10 y 12 cm (4-5 in) de longitud, orejas grandes y patas traseras largas, natural de los desiertos de Asia y África.

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noun chinchilla

Translation: chinchilla

Definition of chinchilla in English

Herbivorous rodent, between 15 and 25 cm (6-10 in) in length, that has soft and thick, grey fur, native to South America.

Definition of chinchilla in Spanish

Roedor herbívoro de entre 15 y 25 cm (6-10 in) de longitud y pelaje suave y espeso de color gris, natural de América del Sur.

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noun capybara

Translation: capibara

Definition of capybara in English

Herbivorous rodent, known to be the largest in the world, approximately 1 m (39 in) in length, with brown fur, a square head, a blunt snout, and small eyes and ears, native to South America.

Definition of capybara in Spanish

Roedor herbívoro de aproximadamente 1 m (39 in) de longitud, conocido por ser el más grande del mundo, de pelaje pardo, cabeza cuadrada, hocico romo y orejas y ojos pequeños, natural de América del Sur.

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noun beaver

Translation: castor

Definition of beaver in English

Semiaquatic rodent, herbivorous and between 70 and 80 cm (28-31 in) in length, that has sharp, prominent incisors, thick fur, and a flat, scaly tail, known for building river dams.

Definition of beaver in Spanish

Roedor semiacuático herbívoro de entre 70 y 80 cm (28-31 in) de longitud, prominentes incisivos afilados, pelaje tupido y escamosa cola plana, conocido por construir diques en los ríos.

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noun prairie dog

Translation: perrito de la pradera

Definition of prairie dog in English

Herbivorous rodent of the squirrel family, between 20 and 40 cm (12-16 in) in length, with tawny fur and strong claws for burrowing, native to North and Central America.

Definition of prairie dog in Spanish

Roedor herbívoro de la familia de ardilla, de entre 30 y 40 cm (12-16 in) de longitud, pelaje de color pardo y fuertes garras que le permiten excavar sus madrigueras, natural de América del Norte y América Central.

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noun naked mole rat

Translation: rata topo

Definition of naked mole rat in English

Subterranean rodent, hairless and between 13 and 14 cm (5-6 in) in length, that has reduced vision, native to Africa.

Definition of naked mole rat in Spanish

Roedor subterráneo sin pelo, de entre 13 y 14 cm (5-6 in) de longitud y visión reducida, natural de África.