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The largest rodent in the world.

The biggest contemporary rodent is the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). It has 107 – 134 cm (3,51 – 4,39 ft) in length, 50 – 64 cm (1,64 – 2,09 ft) tall at the withers and 35 – 66 kg (77 – 145,5 lb) in weight.

Source: http://dinoanimals.com

The heaviest recorded capybara was 91 kg (201 lb) in weight. This species of rodent lives in the South America: Panama, Columbia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay and Paraguay.

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