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Nutria Coypu
2006-12-26 10:35:53

The coypu or nutria (Myocastor coypus) is a large, crepuscular, semi aquatic rodent native to South America. It is also present in Europe, Asia, and North America. In most regions, the coypu is considered a pest. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, it is still valued for its fur. It is the only species in the genus Myocastor. It is an herbivore that has been introduced from South America to...

Spiny rat
2006-12-14 14:20:47

The spiny rats are a group of hystricognath rodents in the family Echimyidae. They are distributed from Central America through much of South America. They were also found in the West Indies until the 1800s. Some authorities consider the nutria from southern and central South America to be a part of this family. Characteristics Most spiny rats resemble spined rats. They are more closely...

Brazilian Porcupine
2006-12-13 16:25:48

The Brazilian Porcupine (Coendou prehensilis) is a porcupine found in tropical forests in Mexico and throughout much of South America. The body is covered with short, thick spines that are whitish or yellowish in color. They are mixed with the darker hair, while the underside is grayish. The lips and nose are fleshy. The tail tip curls upward so as to get a better grip on tree branches....

Linnaeuss Two-toed Sloth
2006-12-12 14:07:56

Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus), also known as the Southern Two-toed Sloth, is a species of sloth from South America. It occurs in Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil north of the Amazon River. It is a solitary, daytime animal. It lives in trees. It is found in mature, disturbed and secondary rainforests. It is able to swim. This makes it possible to go cross-rivers and...

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
2006-12-12 14:00:13

The Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, Bradypus variegatus, is a species of sloth from Central and South America. It is the most widespread and common species of the group. It is found in many different kinds of environments, including evergreen and dry forests. Also, in highly unsettled natural areas. It is a solitary, nocturnal and daily animal, feeding on leaves of many species of...

Silky Anteater
2006-12-12 13:47:47

Silky Anteater or Pygmy Anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) is a species of anteater from Central and South America. It ranges from extreme southern Mexico south to Brazil and possibly Paraguay. It is the only species in the Cyclopes genus and the Cyclopedidae family. It is the smallest member of the anteaters, with total length ranging from 14.71 to 17.72 in (360 to 450 mm) and usually weighing...

Gray Short-tailed Opossum
2006-12-12 12:40:12

The Grey Short-tailed Opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a small member of the Didelphidae family of opossums. It is found in South America, in Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. It is also frequently found in the exotic pet trade. It is also known as the Brazilian Opossum or Rainforest Opossum.

Brown Four-eyed Opossum
2006-12-12 12:36:30

The Brown Four-eyed Opossum, Metachirus nudicaudatus, is a pouch less marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It is found in different forested habitats of Central and South America. It is a strongly nocturnal land animal. Its diet varies feeding on fruits, small vertebrates and invertebrates. The Brown Four-eyed Opossum builds nests made of leaves and twigs in tree branches or under rocks...

Bare-tailed Woolly Opossum
2006-12-12 12:18:46

Bare-tailed Woolly Opossum, also called the White-eared Opossum is an opossum species from South America. It is a species restricted only to moist forests. Just like any other member of the genus, the Bare-tailed Woolly opossum is a strongly tree living species of marsupial, differing from other opossums for having a smaller litter size. It feeds on fruits, nectar, invertebrates and small...

Brocket Deer
2006-11-11 17:37:58

Brocket Deer are a group of deer species of the Mazama genus found in South America and the Yucatan Peninsula. They are small in size and dwell primarily in forests. They are similar to the Duiker species, but unrelated. There are seven known species of Brocket Deer, all of them closely related. Physical description The Mazama species are all similar in appearance, although the size may...

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