Cuniculus Brisson 1762 (caviomorph)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cuniculidae

Synonyms: Agouti Lacépède 1799 [objective synonym], Osteopera Harlan 1825

Full reference: M. J. Brisson. 1762. Regnum Animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica, Ed. 2

Parent taxon: Cuniculidae according to B. Ríos-Uzeda et al. 2004

See also Gray 1825, Hay 1902, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1998 and Palmer 1904

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Cuniculus paca Cuniculus taczanowskii

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (5 collections), Panama (1), Peru (1), Venezuela (1)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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