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Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Faimily: Caviidae
Genus: Hydrochoerus
Species: H. hydrochaeris
Binomial name
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Native range

Sus hydrochaeris Linnaeus, 1766

The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the maist muckle rodent in the warld, follaed bi the beaver, porcupine, an mara. It is hamelt tae Sooth Americae. Capybaras growe tae be gey muckle, an typically wechts atween 70 an 150 poonds.[2]


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  1. Reid, F. (2016). "Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T10300A22190005. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T10300A22190005.en. Archived frae the original on 25 Mairch 2019. Retrieved 1 Mey 2017.
  2. "Do Capybaras Make Good Pets" (in Inglis). 23 Mairch 2023. Retrieved 27 Apryle 2023.