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Biggest rodent 'fought with teeth' like tusks

El roedor más grande que jamás ha existido nunca se conocerá, pero posiblemente Josephoartigasia monesi se acercara mucho a este record. Vivió en Sudamérica durante el plioceno y un reciente estudio sugiere que usaba sus incisivos como mecanismo de defensa

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Capybara is the biggest rodent on the planet. But this isn’t the only remarkable thing about it. Capybara seems to be able to make friends with any animal in the world. Sounds impossible? Then check it for yourself!

biggest rodent - Capybara is the biggest rodent that resides in the jungles of south America.

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The 20 Biggest Prehistoric Mammals

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Extinct Mega-Rodent Had Teeth Like Elephant Tusks

An illustration of the giant rodent <i>Josephoartigasia monesi</i>. The overgrown rodent was bigger than a buffalo and had giant teeth that it used like elephant tusks.

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Capybara is the biggest rodent on the planet. But this isn’t the only remarkable thing about it. Capybara seems to be able to make friends with any animal in the world. Sounds impossible? Then check it for yourself!

from About.com Education

The 20 Biggest Mammals, from Whales to Rodents

A comprehensive list of the world's biggest mammals by type, ranging from whales to hedgehogs.: Biggest Rodent - The Capybara (150 Pounds)

Talk about a rodent of unusual size. The biggest rodent to ever stalk the Earth lived about 3 million years ago in what is now South Africa — and...

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