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Hungry rodents that wake up early are much more likely to be eaten than rodents getting plenty of food and shut-eye
Researchers led by Vanderbilt's Roger Cone, Ph.D., have discovered a new member of a gene family that has powerful influences on pigmentation and the regulation of body weight.
The Central American agouti (Dasyprocta punctate) is a species of rodent in the family Dasyproctidae. Its range extends from the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas in southern Mexico to Central America and from Columbia and northwestern Ecuador to western Venezuela. Populations of this agouti have been introduced into the Cayman Islands and Cuba. The Central American agouti typically weighs between 6.6 and 9.3 pounds, but its color varies slightly depending on location. In the main area of its...
The Brazilian Agouti, Dasyprocta leporina, is a South American agouti species from the Dasyproctidae family. It is found in Venezuela, Guiana, French Guiana and Brazil. It has also been introduced to the Lesser Antilles. The Brazilian Agouti is also called the "red-rumped", "orange-rumped", or the "golden-rumped" agouti. It lives in a wide variety of habitats with water and dense plant growth. These habitats may include gardens and crop fields. It is often found in the rainforests, or...
The Black Agouti, Dasyprocta fuliginosa, is a South American agouti species from the Dasyproctidae family. It is found in Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil.
The paca (Agouti paca), also known as the spotted paca, is a large rodent found in tropical and sub-tropical America. It ranges from East-Central Mexico to Paraguay. It is also known as the gibnut in Belize, where it is prized as a game animal. Description The paca has coarse fur without under fur. It is dark brown to black on the upper body and white or yellowish on the underbelly. It usually has three to five rows of white spots along its sides, against a dark grey background. It...
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