Rock rats

Rock rats

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Octodontidae
Genus : Aconaemys


Facts about the genus Aconaemys, the rock rats

All that said, The Rock Rats is definitely worth reading, especially if one enjoyed the terrific descent into the hell in Bova’s Venus, or reveled in Bova’s other works in the same universe, like Mars or Jupiter.

That being the case, I was psyched to see some thoughtful points in the article: “Certainly the depredations of a bunch of rubber-soled, chalk-bag-toting rock rats are minor compared with forest clear-cutting or strip mining.

The Rock Rats is the second part of Ben Bova's new hard

The closest relatives to Laotian rock rats are a group of rodents that includes porcupines and guinea pigs, but this relationship is a rather distant one. (Full text)

[edit] Natural history Laotian Rock Rats are found in regions of karst limestone. (Wiki)

Aconaemys is an allied Chilean genus in which the enamel-folds meet across the molars. (Full text)

Moreton Region Rock Rats is made of (Full text)

*** Rock rats are known to lose their tails, fur and skin very easily and are, therefore, difficult to handle (Cole 2000). (Full text)

These stocky rock-rats are yellowish-brown in colour and have characteristically 'Roman' noses. (Full text)

Central rock rats are nocturnal and are classified as “critically endangered”. (Full text)

Habitat Critical to Survival and Limiting Factors Carpentarian Rock-rats are closely associated with relatively large (>5ha) thickets of monsoon rainforests occurring on scree slopes in rocky gorges. (Full text)

The Rock Rats is a particularly depressing and pessimistic picture of the future of mankind in space. (Full text)

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