Central American Agouti Dasyprocta punctata
Central American Agouti, Tikal, Guatemala, March 2015 - click for larger image Guatemala and Honduras
March 2015

The Central American Agouti is distributed from Mexico, through Central America to Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. See the distribution map at IUCN. It is found in forest and plantations near water.

Central American Agouti, Copan Ruinas, Honduras, March 2015 - click for larger image It is medium-sized and feeds on seeds and fruits being an important seed disperser.

When alarmed it can raise its rump hairs as can be seen in photo 2.

For more information see the Animal Diversity Web.

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