|Red-rumped Agouti (Dasyprocta agouti)|
(aka Dasyprocta leporina)
|The Red-rumped Agouti is a large rodent with long legs, a humped back and a large rump of varying colour.
It is found in South America from Venezuela to Bahia, Brazil east of the Rio Negro and Rio Madeira.
|It is active during the day when it feeds on fruit, nuts and seeds often burying these for later use and so acting as important agents of seed dispersal for trees.
There is an illustration in Emmons, Plate 29.