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paca

a large, plump rodent, brown in color, with three to five lines of white spots down the sides of the body. Called also sooty paca, spotted cavy, Cuniculus paca (formerly Coelogenys spp.).

sooty paca
see paca (above).
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We then calculated the cost-effectiveness of the methods by dividing the number of captured pacas per application cost of each technique (paca US$-1).
We detected 16 lowland pacas by active searching with dogs and captured 75% of them (n = 12).
As we did not capture any pacas by active searching with nets or by using traps, the cost-effectiveness of these methods was close to zero.
2009) they influence the reduction of paca killings, possibly as a consequence of the movements of pacas to dry environments.
Excessive hunting is also related to the low abundance of pacas in some regions in Costa Rica (Carrillo et al.
However, continuous hunting and deforestation force local hunters to travel longer distances to kill prey such as pacas.
Comparison of diets of the acouchy, agouti and paca, the three largest terrestrial rodents of French Guianan forests.
Cranial variation and size allometry in Agouti paca from Ecuador.
Subsistence hunting is practiced in rural communities, and the paca is one of the most hunted species as it is the meatiest (De la Cruz-Felix 2008).
Cuniculus paca is widely distributed throughout the Neotropics and its delicious, tender meat is greatly enjoyed throughout its range (Perez 1992).