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paca

[′päk·ə]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of several rodents of the genus Cuniculus, especially C. paca, with a white-spotted brown coat, found in South and Central America.
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2000), and the pacas were expelled from the burrows by inserting branches into the burrows' interior.
We consulted local farmers to select baits to attract pacas to the traps, and they suggested three locally cultivated species that would serve this purpose.
We used descriptive statistics to compare the number of pacas captured with each method used in the field.
Sniffer dogs were only used during the day, being associated with nearly half of the pacas killed in this period.
For diurnal intentional events not related to pacas, we did not register significant temporal variations in CPUE in any of the communities studied.
Pacas were not registered on the diurnal transects surveys even though they occur in the area, according to rare records of footprints on transects.
Las fotos fueron obtenidas unicamente a menos de 170 m del rio, en concordancia con la descripcion de la paca como una especie que prefiere areas cercanas a cursos de agua (Perez, 1992).
Fine structure of the tapetum lucidum of the paca--Cuniculus paca.
20) determino la duracion de las fases del ciclo estral en Cuniculus paca caracterizadas por diferentes tipo de respuestas organicas que se presentan en el proestro (10,3 [+ or -] 4,21dias), estro (1,05 [+ or -] 0,22 dias), metaestro (5,6 [+ or -] 3,87 dias) y diestro (14,7 [+ or -] 4,57 dias).
paca es dispersor de semillas pequenas y depredadores de grandes, sin embargo, eventualmente lo pueden hacer de las grandes, ya que se apartan del lugar donde encuentran la fruta o las semillas para alimentarse (53).
There is no difference in the methods used to hunt pacas and those used to hunt the other fauna of the region.
Have you ever had problems with pacas in your crops?