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Mexican agouti

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Dasyprocta
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Dasyproctidae
Scientific name  Dasyprocta mexicana
Higher classification  Common agouti
Order  Rodent
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Similar  Common agouti, Mammal, Rodent, Ruatan Island agouti, Black agouti

Feeding a mexican agouti


The Mexican agouti (Dasyprocta mexicana), also known as the Mexican black agouti, is a species of rodent in the family Dasyproctidae. It is native to lowland evergreen forest and second growth in southern Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco), but has also been introduced to Cuba. This critically endangered species is threatened by habitat loss. Its overall blackish color separates it from the only other agouti found in Mexico, the Central American agouti

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The agouti are often hunted by people of the Yucat√°n as they are both a resource for food and a nuisance.

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References

Mexican agouti Wikipedia


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