- Chacoan Mara
Temporal range: Pleistocene - Recent
Conservation status Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Caviidae Genus: Dolichotis Species: D. salinicola Binomial name Dolichotis salinicola
Food & diet
The Chacoan Mara eat grasses and other herbage. They will eat nearly any available vegetation
Chacoan Maras live in small groups of up to four animals.
Scientific classfication and relatives
The Chacoan Mara is from the Family Caviidae, which includes cavies, such as their larger relative the capybara, and guinea pigs. Chacoan Maras are closely related to the other member of the Dolichotis Genus, the Patagonian Mara. Maras are the fourth largest rodent in the world after the capybaras, beavers and porcupines . Though the Mara may look like a rabbit, the rabbit is not actually a rodent and therefore not as closely related to the Mara as one might expect.
(Maras)Patagonian Mara (Dolichotis patagonum) · Chacoan Mara (Dolichotis salinicola)
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