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Cuniculus paca Linnaeus 1766 (lowland paca)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Cuniculidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 233819

Alternative combinations: Agouti paca, Coelogenys paca, Mus paca

Belongs to Cuniculus according to B. Ríos-Uzeda et al. 2004

Sister taxon: Cuniculus taczanowskii

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 102.5, humerus length 84.1, radius length 66.2, scapula 72.0 x 36.0, skull 150.0 x 100.0, tibia length 96.7, ulna length 81.8

Estimated body mass: 7.65 kg based on femur length, humerus length, skull length, tibia length, and ulna length