acouchi


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acouchi

[ə′kü·shē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A hystricomorph rodent represented by two species in the family Dasyproctidae; believed to be a dwarf variety of the agouti.
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In "My Acouchi Died" she laments the accidental death of an animal abandoned by its mother.
The behaviour of the green acouchi (Myoprocta pratti) with special reference to scatter hoarding.