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Descriptor in English: Dasyproctidae
Descriptor in Spanish: Dasyproctidae
Descriptor in Portuguese: Dasyproctidae
Descriptor in French: Dasyproctidae
Entry term(s): Acouchi
Acouchis
Agouti, Brazilian
Agoutis
Agoutis, Brazilian
Brazilian Agouti
Brazilian Agoutis
Dasyprocta
Dasyprocta leporina
Green Acouchi
Myoprocta
Myoprocta acouchy
Myoprocta pratti
Red Acouchi
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.992.419
Scope note: A family of Central and South American plant-eating rodents comprising the agoutis (Dasyprocta) and acouchis (Myoprocta). They look similar to guinea pigs (CAVIA) but are larger and have longer legs. Their fur is reddish or dark brown.
Annotation: do not confuse entry term Agoutis with AGOUTIDAE see CUNICULIDAE
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
History Note: 2015
DeCS UI: 55542
Descriptor UI: D065468
Date Established: 2015/01/01
Date of Entry: 2014/06/26
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Dasyproctidae - Preferred
Concept UI M0589755
Scope note A family of Central and South American plant-eating rodents comprising the agoutis (Dasyprocta) and acouchis (Myoprocta). They look similar to guinea pigs (CAVIA) but are larger and have longer legs. Their fur is reddish or dark brown.
Preferred term Dasyproctidae
Dasyprocta leporina - Narrower
Concept UI M0589760
Preferred term Dasyprocta leporina
Entry term(s) Agouti, Brazilian
Agoutis, Brazilian
Brazilian Agouti
Brazilian Agoutis
Myoprocta acouchy - Narrower
Concept UI M0589758
Preferred term Myoprocta acouchy
Entry term(s) Red Acouchi
Myoprocta pratti - Narrower
Concept UI M0589759
Preferred term Myoprocta pratti
Entry term(s) Green Acouchi
Dasyprocta - Narrower
Concept UI M0589756
Scope note Genus of the family Dasyproctidae.
Preferred term Dasyprocta
Entry term(s) Agoutis
Myoprocta - Narrower
Concept UI M0589757
Scope note Genus of the family Dasyproctidae.
Preferred term Myoprocta
Entry term(s) Acouchi
Acouchis



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