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SPECIES Dasyprocta punctata

Author:Gray, 1842.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., [ser. 1], 10: 264.
Common Name:Central American Agouti
Type Locality:Nicaragua, Chinadega, El Realejo.
Distribution:Chiapas and Yucatan Peninsula (S Mexico) to S Bolivia, N Argentina, and SE Brazil. Introduced into W and E Cuba and the Cayman Isls.
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) recognaized 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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SUBSPECIES punctata

SUBSPECIES bellula

SUBSPECIES boliviae

SUBSPECIES callida

SUBSPECIES chiapensis

SUBSPECIES chocoensis

SUBSPECIES columbiana

SUBSPECIES dariensis

SUBSPECIES isthmica

SUBSPECIES nuchalis

SUBSPECIES pallidiventris

SUBSPECIES pandora

SUBSPECIES richmondi

SUBSPECIES underwoodi

SUBSPECIES urucuma

SUBSPECIES variegata

SUBSPECIES yucatanica

SUBSPECIES yungarum

SUBSPECIES zamorae

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