Taxon profile


Brazilian Agouti
Dasyprocta leporina (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Mus leporinus Linnaeus, 1758
Mus aguti
Dasyprocta aguti

Other names

= Common Red-rumped Agouti
= Golden Agouti
= Golden-rumped Agouti
= Orange-rumped Agouti
= Red-rumped Agouti

Least Concern LC


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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Ocelot

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

Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Dasyprocta leporina albida Gray, 1842

Dasyprocta leporina albida

subspecies Dasyprocta leporina cayana Lacépède, 1802

Dasyprocta leporina cayana

subspecies Dasyprocta leporina croconota Wagler, 1831 - Orange Agouti

Dasyprocta leporina croconota

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 2018-1 [89497102]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Dasyprocta leporina (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 2 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [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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