TITLE

Cony, Coney or Hyrax

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Cony, Coney, orHyrax, a small, hoofed mammal of the Middle East and central Africa. Although it resembles a large guinea pig, it is related to the elephant. The cony is about 20 inches (50 cm) long, and has short ears and legs, a short tail, and sharp incisors. It is covered with coarse, brownish-gray fur. Specialized pads on the soles of the feet give the cony traction, allowing it to climb rocks and trees. The rock hyrax, a species of cony found in the Middle East, is sometimes kept as a pet. It lives in colonies of up to 40 individuals. The name cony is often used to refer to the pika, an unrelated North American mammal.
ACCESSION #
37309987

 

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