Marcgrave, and almost all naturalists after him, have said that the agouti has six toes on the hind-feet.
I, too, know the agouti by descriptions and pictures, and there is little doubt that this is a specimen.
The Cavies and the agouti of America are classified with this family.
It differs from the agouti by having a tail, which the latter has not.
At first thought, Manuel was going to shoot the agouti, but he quickly thinks better of it.
It includes the tapir, the agouti, the guinea-pig, and the peccari.
As the mouse and the rat attack the gathered fruits of the earth, the agouti preys on those yet standing in the field.
The material is probably the dung of the Capincha, an animal allied to the guinea-pig and the agouti.
In the agouti (Dasyprocta) the convergence of the neural spines to a centre of motion is very strongly marked.
An agouti and a cabiai, not to mention a dozen partridges, enriched the larder after this fortunate excursion.