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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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We detected 16 lowland pacas by active searching with dogs and captured 75% of them (n = 12).
As we did not capture any pacas by active searching with nets or by using traps, the cost-effectiveness of these methods was close to zero.
The hunting technique was efficient in both cost and effort when capturing lowland pacas in the Amazon, even when compared with the use of traps in places where that technique had great success.
First report of Echinococcus vogeli in a paca in Misiones Province, Argentina [in Spanish].
Excessive hunting is also related to the low abundance of pacas in some regions in Costa Rica (Carrillo et al., 2000).
However, continuous hunting and deforestation force local hunters to travel longer distances to kill prey such as pacas. The Shuar population in the Miasal's region, Equator, faced a similar situation (Zapata-Rios et al., 2009).
Straw collection behaviour by pacas (Agouti paca) in captivity.
paca. 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).
Nuevos registros del "tepezcuintle" (Agouti paca) para el norte del estado de Oaxaca, Mexico.
Cuniculus paca is widely distributed throughout the Neotropics and its delicious, tender meat is greatly enjoyed throughout its range (Perez 1992).
Owing to its broad distribution, the paca has many other common names.
New records of Agouti paca (Linnaeus) from the Mexican state of Puebla.