Cuniculus paca (rodent)

Mass: 7.5 kg based on Beck-King et al. 1999, Dubost and Henry 2006, Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001, Sanderson 1949, Costa et al. 2010, and Richard-Hansen et al. 1999

Diet: frugivore based on Beck-King et al. 1999 and Dubost and Henry 2006

Abundance: 0.54 to 31.82% (median 4.47%)

Latitudinal range: -29.8° to 22.2°

Habitats: mangrove (2), temperate broadleaf/mixed forest (1), temperate savanna (1), tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest (12), tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest (23), tropical/subtropical savanna (1)

Found in 40 samples

Argentina: Iguazú National Park (on roads)

Bolivia: Santa Rosa (control)

Brazil: Caxiuanã National Forest (March), Estação Biológica de Santa Lúcia (primary forest), Uacari Sustainable Development Reserve, Carlos Botelho State Park, Serra do Japi Biological Reserve (2006/2007), Floresta Nacional Amapá (dry season), Floresta Nacional Amapá (wet season), Humaitá Forest Reserve, Ibicuí River, Quedas do Rio Bonito Ecological Park (camera trapping), Una and Arataca (forest), Una and Arataca (cabruca), Reserva Natural Vale (year 1), Reserva Natural Vale (year 2), Reserva Natural Vale (year 3), Reserva Natural Vale (year 4), Iguaçu National Park, Reserva Biológica de Araras, Purus Project, Formosa Military Training Area, Private Reserve of Natural Heritage Recanto das Antas, Reserva Ecológica Michelin (floresta)

Colombia: Palmar de Altamira (bosque), Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary (2010-2), Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary (2011)

Costa Rica: San Juan–La Selva Biological Corridor, Pacuare Nature Reserve

Ecuador: Chorongo

Honduras: Rio Sikre

Mexico: Abra-Tanchipa Biosphere Reserve (survey 1), Reserva de la Biosfera La Encrucijada (secas), Reserva de la Biosfera La Encrucijada (lluvias)

Nicaragua: Siuna (mammals, primary forest), Siuna (mammals, secondary forest), Siuna (mammals, allspice)

Panama: Ecoparque Panama

Peru: Los Amigos Conservation Concession (2005), Los Amigos Conservation Concession (2006)

Size measurements:
♀ body mass8200 kgN = 1Beck-King et al. 1999
♀ body mass8350 kgN = 6Dubost and Henry 2006
♀ body mass9700 kgN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
♀ body mass6375 kgN = 3Sanderson 1949
♂ body mass8500 kgN = 13Dubost and Henry 2006
♂ body mass6995 kgN = 4Sanderson 1949
body mass5400 kgN = 6Costa et al. 2010
body mass7500 kgN = 18Richard-Hansen et al. 1999
♀ total body length700 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
♀ head and body length627 mmN = 3Sanderson 1949
♂ head and body length600 mmN = 4Sanderson 1949
head and body length649 mmN = 18Richard-Hansen et al. 1999
♀ tail length15 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
♀ tail length20 mmN = 3Sanderson 1949
♂ tail length18 mmN = 4Sanderson 1949
tail length16 mmN = 18Richard-Hansen et al. 1999
♀ hind foot length173 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
♀ hind foot length102 mmN = 3Sanderson 1949
♂ hind foot length101 mmN = 4Sanderson 1949
hind foot length112 mmN = 18Richard-Hansen et al. 1999
♀ ear length41 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
♀ ear length54 mmN = 3Sanderson 1949
♂ ear length45 mmN = 4Sanderson 1949
ear length47 mmN = 18Richard-Hansen et al. 1999
♂ skull length147.3 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
skull length150.6 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
♂ condylobasal length134.7 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
condylobasal length143.2 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
♂ skull width112.3 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
skull width110.0 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
skull width110.2 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
skull width107.9 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
♂ upper tooth row length31.2 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
upper tooth row length29.3 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
upper tooth row length30.0 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001
upper tooth row length29.2 mmN = 1Ramirez-Pulido et al. 2001

See also Cuniculus, Cuniculus taczanowskii