Link to enlarge image K5741 © Justin Kerr Charles Zidar

Family:  Dasyproctidae
Genus:  Dasyprocta
Species:  ruatanica
Authority:  Thomas, 1901
Common Name:  Ruatan Island Agouti
Maya Name:  Tsu'ub
Faunal Type:  Rodent
Depictions:  Polychrome Ceramics
Significance:  Agouti and paca remains were found at the Late Classic site Seibal (Pohl 1990).
Notes:  D. punctata Agouti Photo Courtesy of: Consejo Belize
Photos:  Click on an image below for high resolution comparison.

Other Faunal Photos:   Additional views of the faunal species, click on a photo below to view larger image.
Artifact Photo(s) Courtesy of Justin Kerr (FAMSI); Animal Photo(s) Courtesy of Wikipedia GNU General Public License Version 1.2, November 2002; Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0/2.5 License(s).

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