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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For such, we included five species, representing each one of the four families of the Cavioidea: Cavia porcellus, Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris, Agouti paca, Dasyprocta leporina and Myoprocta acouchy. The origin and insertion of each muscle was properly noted, allowing the posterior polarization of the characters.
T N I H Myoprocta acouchy T D I M Dasyprocta leporina T D I H Agouti paca T N I H Coendou melanurus A N I M C.
Larger seeds were most frequently moved by red acouchy (Myoprocta acouchy) during years of low seed production (Janzen et al.