Dasyprocta leporina Linnaeus 1758 (red-rumped agouti)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Dasyproctidae

Alternative combination: Mus leporinus

Synonyms: Dasyprocta aguti Linnaeus 1766, Mus aguti Linnaeus 1766

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Dasyprocta according to R. L. Rausch et al. 1984

See also Giebel 1883, Linnaeus 1758 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxon: Dasyprocta punctata

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Manaus (Quaternary of Brazil)

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