Black-rumped agouti

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Black-rumped agouti
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Dasyproctidae
Genus: Dasyprocta
D. prymnolopha
Binomial name
Dasyprocta prymnolopha
Wagler, 1831

The black-rumped agouti (Dasyprocta prymnolopha) is an agouti species from the family Dasyproctidae. It is endemic to Brazil, and its range roughly equals the Northeast Region. It is named after its black rump which contrast clearly with the orange body.


  1. ^ Catzeflis, F.; Patton, J.; Percequillo, A.; Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M. (2008). "Dasyprocta prymnolopha". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2009.