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Myoprocta acouchy Erxleben 1777 (red acouchi)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Dasyproctidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 234760

Alternative combinations: Cavia acouchy, Dasyprocta acouchy

Synonyms: Dasyprocta exilis Wagler 1831 (no. 234761), Dasyprocta leptura Wagner 1844 (no. 234762)

Belongs to Myoprocta according to O. Thomas 1920

Sister taxa: Myoprocta milleri, Myoprocta pratti

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 63.1, humerus length 54.3, radius length 59.3, scapula 46.6 x 22.2, skull 69.8 x 38.1, tibia length 72.3, ulna length 59.7

Estimated body mass: 1.88 kg based on femur length, humerus length, skull length, tibia length, and ulna length