Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2
Johns Hopkins University Press
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Comments: The familial and subfamilial status of this taxon has been debated; Husson (1978:472), Cabrera (1961:593) and McKenna and Bell, 1997:197) placed in Agoutidae; Hall (1981:858) placed in Agoutinae of the Dasyproctidae: Starrett (1967:269) placed in Cuniculinae of the Dasyproctidae; and Ellerman (1940:221) in the Cuniculidae. With the ruling by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1998) that Cuniculus is to be conserved, Cuniculidae is the proper familial name. Chromosomal ...
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