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Dasyprocta leporina  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584731

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Dasyprocta rubrata Thomas, 1898
  Common Name(s): Red-rumped Agouti [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderHystricomorpha Brandt, 1855  
                                     InfraorderHystricognathi Brandt, 1855 – hystricognath rodents  
                                        FamilyDasyproctidae Bonaparte, 1838  
                                           GenusDasyprocta Illiger, 1811  
                                              SpeciesDasyprocta leporina (Linnaeus, 1758) – Red-rumped Agouti  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta leporina albida Gray, 1842  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta leporina cayana (Lacépède, 1802)  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta leporina croconota Wagler, 1831  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta leporina fulva (Kerr, 1792)  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta leporina leporina (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta leporina lunaris Thomas, 1917  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta leporina maraxica Thomas, 1923  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta leporina noblei Allen, 1914  

  Expert: Charles A. Woods  
  Notes: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2035   
  Reference for: Dasyprocta leporina    
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  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Dasyprocta leporina   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Woods, Charles A., and C. William Kilpatrick / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Infraorder Hystricognathi Brandt, 1855   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1538-1600   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Dasyprocta leporina, Red-rumped Agouti [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    South America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Caribbean Territories, Introduced  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc). Common  
    Comments: Although the name aguti has been traditionally used, Husson (1978:462-463) explained why Mus leporinus has priority and Husson (1978) and Voss et al. (2001) explained why aguti should by synonymized. Recognized as D. aguti cayana by Cabrera (1961:585-586); may also include cristata. Includes albida, antillensis, and noblei; see Varona (1974:75), who included these forms in aguti. Several subspecies have been recognized by Cabrera (1961) and Ojasti (1972), but a comprehensive review of geogr...  



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