Roach, N. Dolichotis patagonum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species RLTS. Learn more about the Patagonian mara – with amazing Patagonian mara videos, photos and facts on Arkive. Dolichotis patagonum only inhabits Ar- gentina and is distributed from S to S (Fig. 3; Honacki et). D. p. centricola occurs in.

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Each communal den has on average 4. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. The forefeet have 4 digits while the hind feet have 3 digits. Midway up the rump a sharply contrasting area of black occurs, which quickly fades to gray. It is also a good ambassador species for its threatened habitat, the pampa of Argentina. They are born outside a burrow but are quickly placed in a communal den, usually made from a hole or tunnel abandoned by another animal.

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Breeding season Patagonian maras primarily breed from mid August through late December. Patagonian mara Dolichotis patagonum.

Weaning occurs at about 11 weeks, and a young female may conceive when about 5 months old. Its hind limbs are longer and more muscular than its forelimbs and it has a longer radius than humerus. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. Salt limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots. A cavy pair breeds two or three times a year. Unlike other cavies, which have anal glands anterior to the anus, the anal glands of D.


One study reported average weights of males and females as 7.

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Taber and Macdonald, a. When running, maras have been compared to deer and antelope. The Patagonian mara is found only in Argentina. The case of mara Dolichotis patagonum Caviidae: Why do zoos keep this animal Being the largest cavy and having a unique lifestyle for a rodent, the Patagonian mara is primarily kept for educational purposes. Chaco tortoise Chelonoidis chilensis.

To mark her as his territory, he urinates dolivhotis her, spreads anal gland secretions around her and fiercely defends her from rival males. Gestation lasts an average of days in the wild. Diet composition of the mara Dolichotis patagonum in the southeast of the Monte desert of La Pampa province, Argentina.

However, females usually aggressively reject interloping pups by lunging, chasing, biting and shaking, or throwing them away from her.

Rock Cavy Kerodon rupestris Acrobatic cavy Kerodon acrobata. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Overgrazing by sheep causes a shift from large grassy patches to a landscape characterized by smaller patches of woody plants.

Capybara Hydrochoerus pataonum Lesser Patgonum Hydrochoerus isthmius.

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To cite this page: Generally, Patagonian maras prefer to build dens in open habitat dominated by grasses and other low-growing plants. Once identified, the female leads its offspring a short distance away from the burrow to be fed, while the adult male keeps watch, chasing off other pairs that approach.


Santa Catarina’s guinea pig Cavia intermedia. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Wild Patagonian maras have been observed near sheep ranches consuming sheep dung.

Accessed April 07, at http: Downloaded on 09 July Retrieved from ” https: X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Open-shrubland inhabitants also forage on Doli chotis patagonum and grassland inhabitants consume Lycium.

Estrus occurs once every 3 or 4 months and lasts only about half an hour. Communal living provides protection from predators with the survival rate for young being higher in larger dolichotie than in smaller groups. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dolichotis patagonum. Pacific Coast mahogany Swietenia humilis. Females eolichotis 6 or 8 teats and nurse 1 or 2 pups at a time. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.