|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Dassie Rat or Noki (Petromus typicus) is a diurnal rodent of the rocky areas in Namibia, extrem southern Angola and the northern Cape Province of South Africa. This species is the only one member of a separate family Petromyidae. This family not related to true rat and mice (Muridae), but to pocupines (Hystricidee) and Gundis (Ctenodactylidae) in Africa and also related to the caviomoprh families in the New World. The Nokis give births of well developed offspring like porcupines and cavies.|
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