1853Edin. New Philos. Jrnl (U.K.)LV. 214Basking themselves on the sunny side of the krantzes..may generally be seen several of the Klipdas, Cony, Rock Rabbit, or Cape Hyrax (H. capensis).
[1886P. GillmoreHunter’s Arcadia 248From this descendant of Holland..I bought the skins of some rock rabbits, the klip das of the Dutch.]
1900H.A. BrydenAnimals of Afr. 57The rock-rabbit or hyrax, known all over South Africa by its Boer name, Dassie, which is a diminutive of Klip das (literally, rock-badger),..is a most amusing and interesting little beast.
1953J.R. Ellerman et al.Afr. Mammals 157Procavia capensis Pallas, 1766. Dassie; Hyrax, Klipdas. Distribution: one of the commonest mammals in the Union.
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