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Rodents In The Rainforest Risk Their Lives To Eat
2013-12-18 12:22:08

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Hungry rodents that wake up early are much more likely to be eaten than rodents getting plenty of food and shut-eye, according to new results from a study at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. The study was published in the journal Animal Behavior, early online edition, Dec., 2013. Scientists equipped agoutis, common rainforest rodents, and ocelots, their feline predators, with radio collars and tracked them 24/7 via an...

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Central American Agouti, Dasyprocta punctate
2012-07-02 14:44:29

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...

2006-12-26 10:43:16

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...

2006-12-26 10:38:18

The Black Agouti, Dasyprocta fuliginosa, is a South American agouti species from the Dasyproctidae family. It is found in Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil.

2006-12-13 16:19:09

The Green Acouchi, Myoprocta pratti, is a South American acouchy species from the Dasyproctidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

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