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  • n. Plural form of agouti.


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  • There is a bunch of wildlife, very large marmot-like rodents called agoutis that you don't get to see anywhere else.

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  • Dr. Kays is applying the tracking system to explore the dynamic ménage à trois among the island ` s population of ocelots; the ruddy, snouty rodents called agoutis; and the island ` s towering and thickly buttressed Dipteryx trees.

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  • Many little animals, such as agoutis, rats and insects spoil crops.

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  • The united force of these small creatures is vast, and there is no approach to the fabulous, when it is related that not only snakes, but also large mammalia, such as agoutis, armadillas, &c., on being surprised by them, are soon killed.

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  • I saw tree-nesting sloth, four types of monkeys, parrots, macaws, toucan birds, coatis, agoutis and anteaters within the first day of my visit.

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  • Emiliana Isasi-Catala wades through a creek and moves nimbly through the foliage, scanning the dark earth covered with fallen leaves for the distinctive round toes of jaguar tracks and the faint trails of smaller animals they prey on: agoutis, tapirs, peccaries and armadillos.

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  • Why were they joined by the entire infraorder of caviomorph rodents, including guinea pigs, agoutis, pacas, maras, capybaras, chinchillas and lots of others, a large group of characteristically South American rodents, found nowhere else?


  • The agoutis and squirrels eat some of the seeds and cache others for future consumption.

    Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

  • It has been demonstrated that agoutis in areas in southeastern Brazilian Amazonia with Brazl nut trees are more abundant and have smaller home ranges than agoutis in areas without Brazil nut trees.

    Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

  • The seeds are removed from the capsules and are dispersed by agoutis (a rodent about the size of a large cat) and less frequently by squirrels.

    Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa)


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