Cuniculus paca (Linnaeus, 1766)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 946-947

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D772-BD67-FCDD-F8621849FE00

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Cuniculus paca (Linnaeus, 1766)
status

 

Cuniculus paca (Linnaeus, 1766)  

Figure 2L

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Prov- ince, Piedras Blancas National Park; stations ID 1–5, 11,

13, 15, 17, 21, 22 ( Table 3); first capture on 25 June 2016; camera trap photos.

Identification. The Paca is a large reddish-brown rodent with white spotting along the body. It is similar in morphology to Dasyprocta punctata   but can be distinguished by both its size and the presence of white spotting ( Wainwright and Arias 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Cuniculidae

Genus

Cuniculus