family Dasyproctidae

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Related to family Dasyproctidae: Erethizontidae, agouti, Echimyidae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Dasyproctidae - agoutis and pacas
mammal family - a family of mammals
Hystricomorpha, suborder Hystricomorpha - an order of rodents including: porcupines; guinea pigs; chinchillas; etc.
Dasyprocta, genus Dasyprocta - type genus of the Dasyproctidae: agoutis
genus Stictomys, Stictomys - mountain pacas
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The family Dasyproctidae Bonaparte, 1838, belongs to the suborder Hystricognathi and contains two genera: Dasyprocta Illiger, 1811, with 11 species, and Myoprocta Thomas, 1903, with two species (Woods, 1993).