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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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First report of Echinococcus vogeli in a paca in Misiones Province, Argentina [in Spanish].
El tepezcuintle, Agouti paca (Rodentia: Agoutidae), en Tamaulipas, Mexico.
New records of Agouti paca (Linnaeus) from the Mexican state of Puebla.