Species Pedetes capensis (Forster, 1778) (Springhare)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Rodentia
  • ---- family: Pedetidae
  • ----- species: Pedetes capensis
Characteristics:omnivore; body-length: 35-45 cm; the Springhare is actually a rodent; with its powerful hind legs and the short forelegs it resembles a small kangaroo (though unrelated), it can leap over 2m in one jump; the colour of the coat varies from pale grey to reddish brown, the underparts are white; the long tail always has a broad black tip; it has long ears and conspicuously large eyes;
Countries:

BW
Botswana
MZ
Mozambique
NA
Namibia
ZA
South Africa
ZW
Zimbabwe
Ecoregions:

AT0709
Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands
AT0717
Southern Africa bushveld
AT0725
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands
AT0726
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands
AT1004
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests
AT1009
Highveld grasslands
AT1309
Kalahari xeric savanna
AT1316
Namibian savanna woodlands
Links:
References:Cillié 1997: 190
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/berniedup/6042009463/sizes/o/
Date: 2009-01-28
Place: Letaba, Limpopo, South Africa
Creator: Bernard DUPONT
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
Comments: title 'Spring Hare (Pedetes capensis)'
Source: http://media.eol.org/data_objects/26841854
Creator: Creator:Richard Lydekker
Permission: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
Comments: Springhaas Pedetes caffer Pedetes capensis
Date: 2009-03-29
Place: near Tweerivieren Camp/Nossob, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Creator: Taa DoBeS team (Boden/Güldemann/Naumann)
Permission: Public Domain

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/berniedup/6041551291/sizes/o/
Date: 2009-01-26
Creator: Bernard DUPONT
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
Comments: title 'Spring Hare (Pedetes capensis)'

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