Taxon profile


Lowland Paca
Cuniculus paca (Linnaeus, 1766)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents »  family Cuniculidae - pacas »  genus Cuniculus

Scientific synonyms

Mus paca Linnaeus, 1766
Agouti paca (Linnaeus, 1766)
Coelogenys paca

Other names

= Agouti
= Common Paca
= Paca

Least Concern


juvenile animal

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758) - Jaguar

parasite: Echinococcus vogeli Rausch & Bernstein, 1972

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [699]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Cuniculus paca (Linnaeus, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 3 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 Cuniculus paca Linnaeus, 1766]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [277:tiefland-paka-cuniculus-paca&Itemid=282]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Agouti paca (Linnaeus, 1766)]

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