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 DeCS Categories

B01 Eukaryota .
B01.050 Animals .
B01.050.150 Chordata .
B01.050.150.900 Vertebrates .
B01.050.150.900.649 Mammals .
B01.050.150.900.649.313 Eutheria .
B01.050.150.900.649.313.992 Rodentia .
B01.050.150.900.649.313.992.419 Dasyproctidae .
B01.050.150.900.649.313.998 Sirenia .
B01.050.150.900.649.313.998.750 Trichechus .
B01.050.150.900.649.313.998.750.350 Trichechus inunguis .
Z01 Geographic Locations .
Z01.107 Americas .
Z01.107.757 South America .
Z01.107.757.176 Brazil .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Trichechus inunguis .
Amazon Manatees .
Brazilian Manatees .
Manatees, Amazon .
Manatees, Brazilian .
Amazon Manatee .
Brazilian Manatee .
Manatee, Amazon .
Manatee, Brazilian .
Member of the genus Trichechus found in the Amazon and Orinoco drainages of northeastern South America. (From Scott, Concise Encyclopedia Biology, 1996) .
Brazil .
A country located on the eastern coast of South America, located between Colombia and Peru, that borders the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered on the north by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, on the south by Uruguay, and on the west by Argentina. The capital is Brasilia. .
Trichechus .
Manatee .
Manatees .
A genus of the order Sirenia comprising what are commonly called manatees. The distinguishing characteristics include a tail that is not notched, a short nasal cavity, the absence of nasal bones, and enamel-covered teeth. Members of this genus are found in marine bays and/or sluggish rivers, usually in turbid water. (From Scott, Concise Encyclopedia Biology, 1996) .
Dasyproctidae .
Acouchis .
Agoutis .
Brazilian Agoutis .
Dasyprocta .
Dasyprocta leporina .
Green Acouchi .
Myoprocta .
Myoprocta acouchy .
Myoprocta pratti .
Red Acouchi .
Acouchi .
Agouti, Brazilian .
Agoutis, Brazilian .
Brazilian Agouti .
A family of Central and South American plant-eating rodents comprising the agoutis (Dasyprocta) and acouchis (Myoprocta). They look similar to guinea pigs (CAVIA) but are larger and have longer legs. Their fur is reddish or dark brown. .