Central American Agouti | Dasyprocta punctate
The Central American Agouti belongs to the rodent family and is a relative of the guinea pig. Its distribution ranges from Chiapas in Southern Mexico, through Central America, to Colombia, Ecuador and far western Venezuela. Agoutis are a diurnal species and live in monogamous pairs. They are found in rainforests, savannas, cultivated areas and thick brush, and mainly feed on fruits and seeds. They are important for dispersing seeds of plants.