Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in east central and southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay to Misiones Province, Argentina (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A frugivore, there is no information on habitat and ecology; maybe they are similar to other Dasyprocta species. See Dasyprocta puntata.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Maximum longevity: 11.8 years (captivity)
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Catzeflis, F., Patton J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient due to continuing uncertainty on the species distribution, threats and conservation measures. This species is suspected to be threatened, however, there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirement; thus it is not possible to assess the species against criteria for threat. Further taxonomic information may change species status in the future.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
There is no data on the population size of this species.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
This rodent is hunted and as a result may have undergone local extinctions.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Listed as potentially Vulnerable in Argentina
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Wikipedia

Azara's Agouti

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Azara's Agouti, Dasyprocta azarae, is a South American agouti species from the Dasyproctidae family. It is found in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. It is named after Spanish naturalist Félix de Azara.

References

  1. ^ Catzeflis, F., Patton, J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M. (2008). Dasyprocta azarae. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 January 2009.
  • John F. Eisenberg and Kent H. Redford, 2000. Mammals of Neotropics: Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil.


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