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acouchi

(əˈkuːʃɪ) or

acouchy

n, pl -chis or -chies
(Animals) any of several South American rodents of the genus Myoprocta, closely related to the agoutis but much smaller, with a white-tipped tail: family Dasyproctidae
[C19: via French from a native name in Guiana]
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In the Neotropics palm seeds are predated by a variety of animals: palm bruchids (e.g., Janzen, 1971; Wright, 1983, 1990; Delobel et al., 1995; Johnson et al., 1995; Fragoso, 1997), scotylids (Janzen, 1972), curculionids (Oyama, 1991), various mice and rats (Oyama, 1991; Hoch & Adler, 1997; Sanchez-Codero & Martinez-Gallardo, 1998), squirrels (Kiltie, 1981; Galetti et al., 1992), agoutis and acouchis (Kiltie, 1981; Smythe, 1989), monkeys (Galetti et al., 1992), deer, peccaries, and tapirs (Kiltie, 1981; Smythe, 1989; Bodmer, 1991).
In the Neotropics large palm fruits are often scatter hoarded by various types of rodents: agoutis (Kiltie, 1981; Smythe, 1989; Forget, 1991; Bernal, 1998), acouchis (Forget, 1991), spiny rats (Forget, 1991; Hoch & Adler, 1997), and squirrels (Galetti et al., 1992).
Green lizards, cane toads and acouchis, cavy-like rodents, hide in the underbrush.