Dasyprocta Illiger 1811 (agouti)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Dasyproctidae

Full reference: C. Illiger. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium

Parent taxon: Dasyproctidae according to L. O. Salles et al. 2006

See also Illiger 1811

Sister taxa: Alloiomys, Australoprocta, Incamys, Mesoprocta, Microscleromys, Myoprocta, Neoreomys

Subtaxa: Dasyprocta leporina Dasyprocta punctata

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Quaternary of Brazil (3 collections), Panama (1), Peru (1), Venezuela (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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