Agouti

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This article is about the South American rodent. For other uses, see Agouti (disambiguation).
An agouti in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Agouti is the common term for the members of a polyphyletic grouping of South American rodents, comprising the families Dasyproctidae and Cuniculidae. This grouping includes the common agoutis (Dasyprocta), the acouchis (Myoprocta), and the pacas (Cuniculus), as well as a number of extinct genera.