The rock and tree hyraxes are a group of herviborous animals living in rocky outcrops of west central Africa. All have uique foot structures that provide a firm grip on the rocks and trees in which they live. Heterohyrax and Procavia are terrestrial and live in colonies of 6 to 50 individuals in areas of jumbled boulders and rock outcrops. Dendrohyrax live in the trees.

Family Procaviidae

See "Walker's Mammals of the World" (fifth edition), by Ronald M. Nowak, Published in 1991 in Baltimore and London by the Johns Hopkins University Press.




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