Agouti

Agouti refers to a number of species of New World rodents, as well as a number of genes affecting coat coloration in several different animal species. Agouti fur contains a pattern of pigmentation in which individual hairs have several bands of light and dark pigment with black tips.

When referring to a rodent, agouti can mean:

  • The common agoutis (genus Dasyprocta), are those popularly called agoutis
  • Acouchies (genus Myoprocta), commonly called tailed agoutis
  • Pacas (genus Cuniculus, which was formerly called Agouti), contains the two species of pacas and is the only genus in the family Cuniculidae
  • Agouti is also a guinea pig breed

Other articles related to "agouti":

Pygmy Goat - Appearance
... medium caramel, dark caramel, dark (red) caramel, silver-light grey agouti, medium grey agouti, dark grey agouti, black with frosted points, solid black, and brown agouti ...
List Of Rodents - Suborder Hystricomorpha - Family Dasyproctidae
... Genus Dasyprocta Azara's Agouti, (D.azarae) Coiban Agouti, (D ... coibae) Crested Agouti, (D ... cristata) Black Agouti, (D ...
Coiban Agouti
... The Coiban agouti (Dasyprocta coibae) is a species of rodent in the family Dasyproctidae ... and resembles the more widespread Central American Agouti ...
Amelanism - Aphaeomelanism
... This absence is mediated by agouti signalling protein, which antagonizes melanocortin 1 receptor ... Loss of function of agouti signalling protein can permit unmediated phaeomelanin production, producing a uniformly black-to-brown coat color ... The appearance of mammals with recessive agouti mutations is typically dense black ...