Acuchis and agoutis

Acuchis and agoutis

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Dasyproctidae

 

Animals in the family Dasyproctidae

Central American agouti
Azara's agouti
Black agouti
Facts about the family Dasyproctidae, the acuchis and agoutis

Adding tothe confusion, the name Agoutis is sometimes used to refer to the whole family Dasyproctidae, including or excluding theAgouti genus.

AGOUTI Red-rumped agoutis are 16-25 inches long (including a one-inch tail), and weigh from two to nine pounds.

Agoutis are a small to medium sized rodents that feed on fruit, seeds and vegetation.

Agoutis are usually diurnal, but many stay up after sunset in the lighted areas around the buildings.

AgoutisAgouti (Dasyprocta Antillensis) Agoutis are rodents, and usually brown in color, they eat nuts and fruits which fall to the forest floor from the canopy above.

dasyproctid The geological range of the Dasyproctidae is Oligocene to Recent in South America.

Dasyproctidae: Agoutis and Pacas The geological range of the Dasyproctidae is Oligocene to Recent in South America.

Note that the animals commonly known as agoutis are not the same as those with the scientifical name Agouti (the pacas).

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Red-rumped agoutis are 16-25 inches long (including a one-inch tail), and weigh from two to nine pounds.

Dasyproctidae is mentioned in the following topics: Agouti (genus)Acouchi agouti (mammal)paca Common Agoutiporcupine (Full text)

Agoutis are subject to predation from larger animals including cats, dogs, and (Full text)

Agoutis are found in the Guianas of South America. (Full text)

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