Dasyprocta


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Dasyprocta

(das'ē-prok'tă),
A genus of rodents of the guinea pig family, a reservoir host of Trypanosoma cruzi.
[G. dasyprōktos, having hairy buttocks]
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Dasyprocta punctata and Agouti paca (Guatusa, Cherenga, Agouti, Tepezcuintle, Paca).
Dasyprocta punctata use the perineum to mark trails, feeding and sleeping spots.
Dasyprocta ruatanica was not observed to live in, or dig holes large enough to live within; similar behavior of D.