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Dolichotis patagonum (Patagonian cavy)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum), is a relatively large rodent in the mara genus (Dolichotis). It is also known as the Patagonian cavy, Patagonian hare or dillaby. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. It is monogamous, but often breeds in warrens that are shared by several pairs.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 28.26
EDGE Score: 4.07


Adult Weight [1]  17.70 lbs (8.03 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  1.24 lbs (562 g)
Female Maturity [2]  5 months 8 days
Male Maturity [2]  6 months 3 days
Diet [3]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [3]  100 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Gestation [2]  85 days
Litter Size [2]  2
Litters / Year [2]  4
Maximum Longevity [2]  14 years
Weaning [2]  65 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Dry Chaco Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Espinal Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
High Monte Argentina Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Humid Pampas Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Low Monte Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Andean steppe Argentina, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Andean Yungas Bolivia, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bosques Petrificados Monumental Natural National Monument III 151218 Santa Cruz, Argentina  
Reserva Ecologica de Ñacuñan Ecological Reserve Ia   Argentina  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Atriplex lampa (South American saltbush)[1]
Prosopis flexuosa (Pauta Negro)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ctenomys mendocinus (Mendoza tuco-tuco)1
Microcavia australis (southern mountain cavy)1
Thylamys pallidior (White-bellied Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum)1


Puma concolor (Cougar)[1]


Parasitized by 
Graphidioides affinis <Unverified Name>[4]
Trichostrongylus retortaeformis[1]
Trichuris dolichotis <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aalborg Zoo
AB Furuviksparken
Alexandria Zoological Park
America's Teaching Zoo
Artis Zoo
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Beale Park
Bellewaerde Park
Berkshire College of Agriculture
Binder Park Zoo
Birmingham Nature Centre
Blaavand Zoo
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Cameron Park Zoo
Camperdown Wildlife Centre
Cape May County Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo
Charles Paddock Zoo
Chessington World of Adventures, Ltd.
Chiangmai Zoological Garden
Columbian Park Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dierenpark Amersfoort
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Drusillas Zoo Park
Dudley Zoological Gardens
El Paso Zoo
Erie Zoological Gardens
Exmoor Zoological Park
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Flamingo Land LTD
Forest Park Zoological Society
Fota Wildlife Park
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granby
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Guadalajara Zoo
Guldborgsund Zoo & Botanical Garden
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkin
Haifa Zoo & Biological Institute
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Inokashira Park Zoo
International Animal Exchange, Inc.
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
Jyllands Park Zoo
Kharkiv Zoo
Kittenberger Zoo
Kolmardens Djurpark AB
Kyiv Zoological Park
La Vallée des Singes
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
Lee Richardson Zoo
Lietuvos Zoologijos Sodas
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens
Longleat Safari Park
Marwell Wildlife
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miskolc Zoo/Állatkert és Kultúrpark
Monde Sauvage Safari SPRL
Montgomery Zoo
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Ouwehand Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Paradise Wildlife Park
Parc de la Haute Touche (MNHN)
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Safari / F.A.P.S.
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Parc Zoologique de Lille
Parco Zoo di Falconara
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Phoenix Zoo
Planete Sauvage
Potter Park Zoological Gardens
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari
Riga Zoo
Rodbaston College
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Safari de Peaugres
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
Saitama Children's Zoo
Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn
Sequoia Park Zoo
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Silesian Zoological Garden
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
Stichting Landgoed Hoenderdaell
Szeged Zoo
Tautphaus Park Zoo
Terra Natura S.A.
The Philadelphia Zoo
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Thoiry Zoological Park
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tiergarten Bernburg
Tierwelt Herberstein
Tilgate Nature Centre
Toronto Zoo
Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Trotter's World of Animals
Twycross Zoo
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Wadi Al Safa Wildlife Centre
Western Plains Zoo
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendael
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Xantus János Állatkert Kht.
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zivalski vrt Ljubljana
Zoo and Aqua-Terrarium Ltd. Pécs
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)
Zoo Boise
Zoo d'Asson
Zoo de Jurques
Zoo Decin - Pastyrska Stena
Zoo Dortmund
Zoo Dresden GmbH
Zoo Duisburg AG
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoo Landau in der Pfalz
Zoo of Acadiana
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zoo Taiping & Night Safari
Zoobotanico de Jerez
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiago
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoological Society of Ireland-Dublin
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
Zoologicka Zahrada Mesta Brna
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal
ZooWorld Zoological Botanical Conserv.

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Dolichotis patagonum, Claudia M. Campos, Marcelo F. Tognelli, and Ricardo A. Ojeda, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 652, pp. 1–5 (2001)
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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