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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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Leishmaniose cutanea na Amazonia: isolamento de Leishmania (Viannia) lainsoni do roedor Agouti paca (Rodentia: Dasyproctidae), no estado do Para, Brasil.
Descripcion anatomica per se y particularidades osteologicas del esqueleto apendicular de Agouti paca. Rev CienciAgro (Journal de Ciencia y Tecnologia Agraria), La Paz, Bolivia, 2: 279-290.
Contribucion al conocimiento de los habitos de alimentacion del "tepezcuintle" (Agouti paca) en Lancaja-Chansayab, Chiapas, p.
New records of Agouti paca (Linnaeus) from the Mexican state of Puebla.
The supranuclear cytoplasm of the principal cells in the lining epithelium of Agouti paca vas deferens showed at ultrastructural level a well-developed endocytotic apparatus characterized by presence of a large number of lysosomes disposed adjacent to multivesicular bodies with pale or denser content, and by occurrence of endosomes.
Taking densities from the "south-region" (identified as one with lowest human intervention) and also considering values in the literature (Robinson & Redford, 1991) a Sustainable Model was generated which indicated that the hunting of Mazama americana, Agouti paca, Eira barbara and Leopardus pardalis was not sustainable.
As especies daninhas identificadas na area de estudo foram guaxinim (Procyon lotor), porcodo-mato ou catitu (Tayassu tajacu), quati (Nasua narica), paca (Agouti paca), "esquilo cinza" (Sciurus aureogaster), "esquilo" (Orthogeomys hispidus), roedor mexicano (Peromyscus mexicanus), Curica-de-testa-branca (Pionus senilis), "brown jay" (Cyanocorax morio) e Pica-pau-de-banda-branca (Dryocopus lineatus).
Five specimens of Agouti paca housed in the Collection of Mammals at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa (Table 1; UAMI catalog numbers 15094, 15095, 15096, 15097 and 15098) include four adults and a fetus.