World’s largest rodent discovered

January 16, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

A one-ton rodent has been discovered by scientists in Uruguay:

J. monesi‘s skull, a whopping 53 centimetres long, was discovered in a broken boulder on the coast of Uruguay . . .  By comparing the skull’s dimensions to the body sizes of existing rodents, the researchers determined that its owner probably weighed about 1000 kilogrammes, making it the world’s largest known rodent.

This discovery is expanding my modest knowledge of large rodents.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Here's more on the world's largest rodent (from National Geographic). http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/01/p

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