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 for Pedetes Caffer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jumping \Jump"ing\, p. a. & vb. n.
     of Jump, to leap.
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     Jumping bean, a seed of a Mexican Euphorbia, containing
        the larva of a moth ({Carpocapsa saltitans). The larva by
        its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and
        jump about.
     Jumping deer (Zool.), a South African rodent ({Pedetes
        Caffer), allied to the jerboa.
     Jumping louse (Zool.), any of the numerous species of plant
        lice belonging to the family Psyllid[ae], several of
        which are injurious to fruit trees.
     Jumping mouse (Zool.), North American mouse ({Zapus
        Hudsonius), having a long tail and large hind legs. It is
        noted for its jumping powers. Called also kangaroo
     Jumping mullet (Zool.), gray mullet.
     Jumping shrew (Zool.), any African insectivore of the genus
        Macroscelides. They are allied to the shrews, but have
        large hind legs adapted for jumping.
     Jumping spider (Zool.), spider of the genus Salticus and
        other related genera; one of the Saltigrad[ae]; -- so
        called because it leaps upon its prey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jerboa \Jer*bo"a\, n. [Ar. yarb[=u]`.] (Zool.)
     Any small jumping rodent of the genus Dipus, esp. Dipus
     Aegyptius, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent
     countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long
     tail. [Written also gerboa.]
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The name is also applied to other small jumping
           rodents, as the Pedetes Caffer, of the Cape of Good
           [1913 Webster]
     Jerboa kangaroo (Zool.), small Australian kangaroo
        ({Bettongia penicillata), about the size of a common
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