The rock hyrax (Procavia capensis), also called rock badger and Cape hyrax, is commonly referred to in South African English as the dassie. It is one of the four living species of the order Hyracoidea, and the only living species in the genus Procavia. Like all hyraxes, it is a medium-sized (~4 kg) terrestrial mammal, superficially resembling a guinea pig with short ears and tail. The closest living relatives to hyraxes are the modern-day elephants and sirenians. The rock hyrax is found across Africa and the Middle East in habitats with rock crevices into which it escapes from predators. It is the only extant terrestrial afrotherian in the Middle East. Hyraxes typically live in groups of 10–80 animals, and forage as a group. They have been reported to use sentries: one or more animals take up position on a vantage point and issue alarm calls on the approach of predators.

Sequence Statistics

No Sequences16101
No Amino Acids9078483
Min Seq. Length14
Avg. Seq. Length563.846
Max Seq. Length31905
Seq. Length 1σ581.181

Disorder Prediction Statistics

Predictor % Genome Disordered % Genome Disordered in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered Avg. % of Disordered Regions in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered and in SCOP Domains
VLXT 43.245 6.738 40.200 23.615 7.388
VSL2b 52.978 8.070 49.644 23.203 8.863
PrDOS 35.212 4.470 35.345 20.428 5.128
PV2 12.111 3.299 52.463 31.986 14.499
IUPred-S 19.542 1.527 19.213 14.988 1.897
IUPred-L 33.856 2.348 32.048 14.700 2.785
Espritz-N 29.507 4.375 27.863 23.472 4.562
Espritz-X 26.110 1.462 25.392 11.965 1.968
Espritz-D 6.116 0.391 23.885 7.870 3.946

SUPERFAMILY Domains

% Amino Acids with SCOP Assignment % Sequences with SCOP Assignment No of Domains No of Superfamilies No of Families Avg. Family Size Avg. Domain Length Domain Pairs Unique Domain Architectures
41 71 23581 1040 1214 22.7 564 1435 4525

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