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kha-nyou



A recently discovered rodent, thought to be the ancestor of modern rodents, the loatian rock-rat or kha-nyou.
How this is the ancestor of one of the most prolific and adaptable mammals I'll never know, as it can barely even walk. They waddle like a duck almost.
They are eaten as a delicacy in Asia.
Tags: rat, rodent
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