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Dasyprocta leporina (Agouti)

Synonyms: Dasyprocta rubrata

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-rumped agouti (Dasyprocta leporina), also known as the golden-rumped agouti, orange-rumped agouti or Brazilian agouti, is a species of agouti from the family Dasyproctidae. It is native to northeastern South America, where found in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, northeastern Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago and Lesser Antilles. It has also been introduced to the Virgin Islands. Despite the alternative name Brazilian agouti, it is neither the only nor the most widespread species of agouti in Brazil. In Brazil all agoutis are often called "cutia" [kuˈtʃiɐ].
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
18
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.99
EDGE Score: 1.94

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  7.20 lbs (3.27 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  6 months 13 days
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  3 months 22 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  18 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Amazon-Orinoco-Southern Caribbean mangroves Brazil, Columbia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela Neotropic Mangroves  
Apure-Villavicencio dry forests Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Araya and Paria xeric scrub Venezuela Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Atlantic Coast restingas Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Campos Rupestres montane savanna Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Cerrado Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Chiquitano dry forests Bolivia, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Cordillera La Costa montane forests Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan Freshwater swamp forests Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan Highlands moist forests Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana, Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan moist forests Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan piedmont and lowland moist forests Brazil, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Guianan savanna Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Gurupa varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Japurá-Solimoes-Negro moist forests Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
La Costa xeric shrublands Venezuela Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Lara-Falcón dry forests Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Llanos Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Madeira-Tapajós moist forests Brazil, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Marajó varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mato Grosso seasonal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Monte Alegre varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Orinoco Delta swamp forests Venezuela, Guyana Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Orinoco wetlands Venezuela Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Pantanal Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Pantepuis Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Purus-Madeira moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Rio Negro campinarana Brazil, Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Serra do Mar coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southern Atlantic mangroves Brazil Neotropic Mangroves  
Tapajós-Xingu moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tocantins/Pindare moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uatuma-Trombetas moist forests Brazil, Guyana, Suriname Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Venezuelan Andes montane forests Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Xingu-Tocantins-Araguaia moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bush Bush Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary   Trinidad and Tobago  
Central Range Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary IV 5320 Trinidad and Tobago  
Parque Nacional Canaima National Park II 7542183 Venezuela  
Southern Watershed Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary 25159 Trinidad and Tobago  
Trinity Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary IV   Trinidad and Tobago  
Valencia Wildlife Sactuary Wildlife Sanctuary Ia   Trinidad and Tobago    

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Aspidodera binansata <Unverified Name>[3]
Ctenocephalides felis felis[4]
Durettestrongylus ojastii <Unverified Name>[3]
Echinococcus oligarthrus <Unverified Name>[3]
Eucyathostomum copulatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Filaria conica <Unverified Name>[3]
Heligmostrongylus agoutii <Unverified Name>[3]
Heligmostrongylus almeidai <Unverified Name>[3]
Heligmostrongylus minor <Unverified Name>[3]
Heligmostrongylus sedecimradiatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Helminthoxys urichi <Unverified Name>[3]
Heterakis verrucosa <Unverified Name>[3]
Monodontus aguiari <Unverified Name>[3]
Physaloptera torresi <Unverified Name>[3]
Physocephalus mediospiralis <Unverified Name>[3]
Polygenis bohlsi bohlsi[4]
Polygenis dunni[4]
Polygenis klagesi rangeli[4]
Polygenis klagesi samuelis[4]
Polygenis occidentalis steganus[4]
Polygenis peronis[4]
Pudica pudica <Unverified Name>[3]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[4]
Rhopalopsyllus australis australis[4]
Rhopalopsyllus australis mesus[4]
Rhopalopsyllus lugubris cryptoctenes[4]
Rhopalopsyllus lugubris lugubris[4]
Rhopalopsyllus lutzi lutzi[4]
Rhopalopsyllus saevus[4]
Sexansodera agoutiae <Unverified Name>[3]
Stichorchis giganteus <Unverified Name>[3]
Strongyloides agoutii <Unverified Name>[3]
Thelazia iheringi <Unverified Name>[3]
Trichuris gracilis <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aalborg Zooaguti
Alexandria Zoological Parkaguti
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardensaguti
Artis Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zooaguti
Auckland Zoological Park
Audubon Zoo
 aguti
Beale Parkaguti
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Gardenaguti
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
 aguti
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
 aguti
Cameron Park Zooaguti
Capron Park Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
 cayana
Curraghs Wildlife Parkaguti
Denver Zoological Gardensaguti
Dept. of National Zoological Gardensaguti
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Erie Zoological Gardens
Folly Farm Leisure Ltd
 aguti
Fundacao Zoo-Botan. de Belo Horizonte
Fundacion Zoologica de Caliaguti
Giza Zoological Garden
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granby
 aguti
Guldborgsund Zoo & Botanical Gardenaguti
Haifa Zoo & Biological Instituteaguti
Hamilton Zoo
Helsinki Zoo
 aguti
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Kishinev Zooparkaguti
Kittenberger Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
 aguti
 cayana
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodzaguti
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Miskolc Zoo/Állatkert és Kultúrpark
Odsherreds Zoo Dyrepark A/Saguti
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zooaguti
Parc de Lunaret
Parc Merveilleuxaguti
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leonaguti
Phoenix Zooaguti
Randers Regnskov
Riverview Park & Zoo
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Salisbury Zoological Park
Seneca Park Zoo
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Szeged Zoo
 aguti
Taipei Zooalbida
Taronga Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardensaguti
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnberg
Tiergarten Heidelbergaguti
Tierpark Dählhölzli
Toronto Zoo
 aguti
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Valley Zoo & John Janzen Nature Center
Wellington Zoo Trust
Wilhelma Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLCaguti
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zoo d'Asson
Zoo Dortmundaguti
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.aguti
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoo New England, Stone Zoo
 cayana
Zoo Osnabrück
Zoo Safari Swierkocinaguti
Zoo Taiping & Night Safari
Zoo Zürichaguti
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Ganaguti
Zoological Society of Trinidad &Tobago
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
 aguti
Zoologicka zahrada Olomoucaguti
Zoologischer Garten Basel

Range Map

Trinity Hills Wildlife Sactuary;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de 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
2Hamish 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
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
4International Flea Database
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
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access