Chacoan mara

Chacoan mara

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Caviidae
Subfamily : Dolichotinae
Species : Dolichotis salinicola

 

The Chacoan mara, dwarf mara, dwarf patagonian cavy, dwarf patagonian hare is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay

Facts about the Chacoan mara

the salt-desert cavy (Dolichotis salinicola) is rabbitlike in appearance and behavior.

SALT-DESERT CAVY A smaller relative of the mare (page 256), the salt-desert cavy (Dolichotis salinicola) is rabbitlike in appearance and behavior. (Full text)

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