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Brazilian Agouti
Dasyprocta leporina (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents »  family Dasyproctidae - agoutis and acuchis

Scientific synonyms

Dasyprocta aguti
Mus aguti
Mus leporinus

Other names

= Golden Agouti
= Golden-rumped Agouti
= Orange-rumped Agouti

IUCN category:Least Concern

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Ocelot

food: Bactris balanophora Spruce, Attalea maripa (Aubl.) Mart.

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Dasyprocta leporina albida Gray, 1842
subspecies Dasyprocta leporina cayana Lacépède, 1802
subspecies Dasyprocta leporina croconota Wagler, 1831
subspecies Dasyprocta leporina fulvus Kerr, 1792
subspecies Dasyprocta leporina leporina Linnaeus, 1758
subspecies Dasyprocta leporina lunaris Thomas, 1917
subspecies Dasyprocta leporina maraxica Thomas, 1923
subspecies Dasyprocta leporina noblei Allen, 1914

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [6284]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Dasyprocta leporina (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Dasyprocta leporina Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Dasyprocta leporina (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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i species introduced to area described by check-list