These latter never possess a decidua, whereas Elephants and hyrax are genuine Deciduata.
In size it must have been something like the rabbit or the hyrax.
The following account of the hyrax has been furnished to me by Lt.-Col.
The aspect of the Rodent lower jaw is characteristically different from that of hyrax and the forms under consideration.
The proximal typical ccal pouch of hyrax would then correspond to the similar colic pouch of Iguana.
The strong chisel-shaped incisors suggest the Rodents and hyrax.
A variety of nematodes have also been observed in the Cape hyrax.
This description applies to the Syrian hyrax of our day as truly as it did to that of the Psalmists time.
We have left for our final consideration the aberrant and unique mammalian type found in hyrax (Fig. 378).
This is the hyrax, or coney, as it is called in the Bible, which almost anybody would mistake at first sight for a rodent.