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Definition of the noun dasyprocta
What does dasyprocta mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- type genus of the Dasyproctidae: agoutis
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of Dasyprocta: genus Dasyprocta
- more generic term: mammal genus = a genus of mammals
- member of: Dasyproctidae / family Dasyproctidae = agoutis and pacas
- member: Dasyprocta aguti / agouti = agile long-legged rabbit-sized rodent of Central America and South America and the West Indies
Phrases with Dasyprocta
Phrases starting with the word Dasyprocta:
- dasyprocta aguti
- Dasyprocta azarae
- Dasyprocta coibae
- Dasyprocta guamara
- Dasyprocta rubrata
- Dasyprocta cristata
- Dasyprocta leporina
- Dasyprocta mexicana
- Dasyprocta punctata
- Dasyprocta ruatanica
- Dasyprocta fuliginosa
- Dasyprocta kalinowskii
- Dasyprocta prymnolopha
Phrases ending with the word Dasyprocta:
- Empis Dasyprocta
- genus dasyprocta
- Cordilura dasyprocta
- Cordylura Dasyprocta
- Okeniella dasyprocta
- Subspecies Dasyprocta
- Species Empis Dasyprocta
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dasyprocta
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Word Parts Dictionary (2000)
Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan
thick or dense (Dasyprocta, dasyphyllous) dasypod- [Gr. dasus, hairy or rough + pous, foot] base armadillo (Dasypodid, dasypodine) dasyproct- [Gr. dasus, hairy + proctos, buttocks] base agouti (Dasyprocta, dasyproctid) dativo- [L. dativus, ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1894)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature
With two genera:- Dasyprocta, including several species of slender-limbed, subungulate Rodents with ...
by Michael Andre-Driussi
History: Dasyprocta agouti is a short-eared animal the size and appearance of a hare, common in the West Indies and adjacent parts of South America. alcalde “ There's going to be a fair, you know. The alcalde an- nounced it” (ii, chap. , ).
by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood
(Dasyprocta spp.) speedy, stout- bodied, nocturnal, South American rodent that bounds like a hare.They resemble guinea pigs. 2. a pattern of pigmentation inwhichindividual hairshaveseveral bands of light anddark pigment withblack tips .
Dictionary of Food (2009)
International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair
See also Parmigiano Reggiano agouti Caribbean A rabbitsized humpbacked rodent, Dasyprocta antillensis, widespread throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. Its firm, white,tendermeat ishighlyprized. Agrafa Greece A ...
by Walter R. T. Witschey
white-lipped peccary Tayassu pecari collared peccary Pecari tajacu paca Cuniculus paca agouti Dasyprocta punctata rabbit Sylvilagus sp. manateea Trichechus manatus Birds great curassow Crax rubra crested guan Penelope ...
by Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Dr. Marcel Rejmanek
The Brazilian agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) in the Virgin Islands and on many of the Lesser Antilles is believed to be a pre-Columbian introduction, while the Central American red agouti (D. punctata) was successfully introduced to the Cayman ...
Chambers's Encyclopaedia (1901)
A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge
a remarkable genus of rodents, allied to the Agoutis ( Dasyprocta), represented by a single species (ft paca), which ranges in Central and South AmericaGuatemala to Paraguay, east of the Andes.
Beeton's Dictionary of universal information; comprising a complete summary of the moral, mathematical, physical and natural sciences [&c., ed. by S.O. Beeton and J. Sherer. Wanting pt. 13]. (1861)
by Samuel Orchart Beeton
Cuvier, the Dasyprocta of Illiger,
the common agouti (Dasyprocta Aguti), known also by the name of the long- nosed, or yellow-rumped cavy ; the black or crested agouti (Dasyprocta crietata), ...
AGOU'TI [ Dasyprocta AgmUi), a small quadruped nearly allied to the Cavy or Guinea-pig, ...
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Photos about Dasyprocta
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- Dasyprocta variegata
An Agouti near Coca in eastern Ecuador. There is some dispute as to whether this Amazonian population is the same as the Central American Agouti, D. punctata.
Photo credit: Dick Culbert
- Common Agouti (Dasyprocta)
This is probably a Mexican Agouti (Dasyprocta mexicana).
The popular term (Common) Agouti designates several rodent species of the genus Dasyprocta that inhabit areas of Middle America, the West Indies, and northern South America.
They are related to guinea pigs and look quite similar but have longer legs. The species vary in color from tawny to dark brown with lighter underparts. Their body is covered with coarse hair which is raised when alarmed. They are about 20 inches (51 cm) in length with a short hairless tail.
In the wild they are shy animals and flee from humans, while in captivity they may become trusting. In Trinidad they are renowned for being very fast running and able to keep hunting dogs occupied chasing them for days.
Agoutis are found in forest and wooded areas in Middle and South America. Their habitat includes rainforests, savannas and, nowadays, cultivated fields, depending on the species. They conceal themselves at night in hollow tree-trunks or in burrows among roots. Active and graceful in their movements, their pace is either a kind of trot or a series of springs following one another so rapidly as to look like a gallop. They take readily to water, in which they swim well.
When feeding, agoutis sit on their hind legs and hold food between their forepaws. They may gather in groups of up to 100 to feed. They eat fallen fruit, leaves and roots although they may sometimes climb trees to eat green fruit. They will hoard food in small buried stores. In a pinch, they have also been seen eating the eggs of ground-nesting birds and even shellfish on the seashore. Sometimes they can cause damage to sugarcane and banana plantations. They are regarded as one of the few species that can open Brazil nuts without tools, mainly thanks to their strength and exceptionally sharp teeth. Macaws are also able to open Brazil nuts without the aid of tools.
Photo credit: wallygrom
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Scrabble value of D2A1S1Y4P3R1O1C3T1A1
The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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