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Dasyprocta punctata  Gray, 1842
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584734

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Central American Agouti [English]
    Guaqueque centroamericano [Spanish]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderHystricomorpha Brandt, 1855  
                                     InfraorderHystricognathi Brandt, 1855 – hystricognath rodents  
                                        FamilyDasyproctidae Bonaparte, 1838  
                                           GenusDasyprocta Illiger, 1811  
                                              SpeciesDasyprocta punctata Gray, 1842 – Central American Agouti, Guaqueque centroamericano  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata bellula Kellogg, 1946  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata boliviae Thomas, 1917  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata callida Bangs, 1901  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata chiapensis Goldman, 1913  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata chocoensis Allen, 1915  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata columbiana Bangs, 1898  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata dariensis Goldman, 1913  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata isthmica Alston, 1876  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata nuchalis Goldman, 1917  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata pallidiventris Bole, 1937  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata pandora Thomas, 1917  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata punctata Gray, 1842  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata richmondi Goldman, 1917  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata underwoodi Goldman, 1931  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata urucuma Allen, 1915  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata variegata Tschudi, 1845  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata yucatanica Goldman, 1913  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata yungarum Thomas, 1910  
                                                 Subspecies Dasyprocta punctata zamorae Allen, 1915  

  Expert: Charles A. Woods  
  Notes: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2035   
  Reference for: Dasyprocta punctata    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Guaqueque centroamericano[Spanish]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Dasyprocta punctata   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Woods, Charles A., and C. William Kilpatrick / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Infraorder Hystricognathi Brandt, 1855   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1538-1600   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Dasyprocta punctata, Central American Agouti [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    Middle America  
    South America  



  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix III (Honduras); IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Includes variegata (Goldman, 1913:11); but also see Handley (1976:56) and Emmons and Feer (1997:227) who listed variegata as a distinct species. Hall (1981) recognized 11 subspecies in Central America and Cabrera (1961) recognized 8 subspecies in South America, however, a comprehensive evaluation of geographic variation is needed. Karyotype of variegata reported as 2n=64 and FN=124 (George and Weir, 1974)  



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