Any animal of the genus Hyrax, of which about four species are known. They constitute the order Hyracoidea. The best known species are the daman (Hyrax Syriacus) of Palestine, and the klipdas (Hyrax capensis) of South Africa. Other species are Hyrax arboreus and Hyrax Sylvestris, the former from Southern, and the latter from Western, Africa. See Daman.
any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
a brownish gray mammal that is rabbit-sized and resembles a guinea pig
a rodent-like animal found in Africa (It is about the size of a large rabbit.)
A hyrax (from Greek â€˜Ï…ÏÎ±Î¾ 'shrewmouse'; South African English: klipdassie) is any of four species of fairly small, thickset, herbivorous mammals in the order Hyracoidea. They live in Africa and the Middle East. Despite the unexceptional appearance of modern hyraxes, the order has a remarkable prehistoric lineage and hyraxes may be the closest living relatives of the elephant, within the cohort of mammals known as Afrotheria.