PACA, the Brazilian name for a large, heavily-built, shorttailed rodent mammal, easily recognized by its spotted fur.
COYPU, the native name of a large South American aquatic rodent mammal, known very generally among European residents in the country as nutria (the Spanish word for otter) and scientifically as Myocastor (or Myopotamus) coypu.
LEMMING, the native name of a small Scandinavian rodent mammal Lemmus norvegicus (or L.
The common use of the word animal as the equivalent of mammal, as opposed to bird or reptile or fish, is erroneous.
Many a large mammal coming to drink at its accustomed place is dragged into the water by the lurking monster.