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Cuniculus paca  (Linnaeus, 1766)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 825307

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Agouti paca (Linnaeus, 1766)
 
  Common Name(s): Lowland Paca [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifčres, 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  
                                        FamilyCuniculidae Miller and Gidley, 1918  
                                           GenusCuniculus Brisson, 1762  
                                              SpeciesCuniculus paca (Linnaeus, 1766) – Lowland Paca  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Cuniculus paca guanta (Lönnberg, 1921)  
                                                 Subspecies Cuniculus paca mexicanae (Hagmann, 1908)  
                                                 Subspecies Cuniculus paca nelsoni (Goldman, 1913)  
                                                 Subspecies Cuniculus paca paca (Linnaeus, 1766)  
                                                 Subspecies Cuniculus paca virgata (Bangs, 1902)  
       

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  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Cuniculus paca, Lowland Paca [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    Middle America  
    South America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix III (Honduras) as Agouti paca; IUCN - Lower Risk (lc) as Agouti paca  
    Comments: Reviewed by Pérez (1992). Five subspecies are recognized (Cabrera, 1961; Hall, 1981) but their status needs reevaluation. Karyotype has 2n=74 and FN=56 (Fredga, 1966). Preliminary data of the extent of genetic differentiation between geographic separated populations (Rowe and Honeycutt, 2002) suggests that paca may represent populations of more than a single species  
 

 

   

 
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