Roach, N. Dolichotis patagonum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species RLTS. Learn more about the Patagonian mara – with amazing Patagonian mara videos, photos and facts on Arkive. Dolichotis patagonum only inhabits Ar- gentina and is distributed from S to S (Fig. 3; Honacki et). D. p. centricola occurs in.

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MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. To cite this page: It has short, grizzly gray furwith a large, conspicuous patch of white on the rump. Females spend much more time with offspring than males, and males spend much more time watching for predators than females.

This may help offset the unpredictability of rainfall throughout the range of D.

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Dollichotis benefit to pair-bonds is that females are able to invest additional time and attention to caring for her young, relying on the male doolichotis watch for predators. They also eat fruit and distribute seeds through their feces. Males spend most of the day sitting, being vigilant for predators. Nursing bouts last for about half an hour and adult visits to the den usually last about an hour. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: This species exhibits stotting behavior identical to that seen in some ungulates.

Open-shrubland inhabitants also forage on Doli chotis patagonum and grassland inhabitants consume Lycium. During droughts, Dolichotis patagonum adjusts its diet to include more moisture-rich plants. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. As pups mature, they go through a “follower” phase where they trail behind their parents on foraging expeditions farther away from the burrow. Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia.


A single, static territory large enough to support a pair of maras for a year would likely be too large for a pair of maras to defend against inter- and intraspecific competitors. Pups are dolcihotis nursed for about 75 to 78 days, which is unusually long compared to other rodents.

Patagonian mara Dolichotis patagonum. Views Read Edit View history. Breeding success of the endemic mara Dolichotis patagonum in relation to habitat selection: The Patagonian mara Dolichotis patagonum is a relatively large rodent in dolichotia mara genus Dolichotis. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Breeding pairs “take turns” visiting the den for approximately one hour at a time to nurse their young. Patagonian maras are hindgut fermenters. World Database on Protected Areas April, http: Overgrazing by sheep causes a shift from large grassy patches to dokichotis landscape characterized by smaller patches of woody plants.

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Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Patagonian mara threats As a result of habitat loss, hunting and competition with large introduced herbivores such pataonum sheep and the European hare, the Patagonian mara population is undergoing a worrying decline. Share this image — Hide sharing options. The body is well adapted for running, with long, powerful hind limbs, ending in three digits, each bearing a hoof like claw. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world.

Diet composition of the mara Dolichotis patagonum in the southeast of the Monte desert of La Pampa province, Argentina. The range of Dolichotis patagonum encompasses a variety of habitats from desert to shrubland steppe. They are very charismatic and are used as an ambassador species to educate the general public about the rapidly declining Pampas, a large area of South American lowlands.

Reproductive success of D. Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Lesser Capybara Hydrochoerus isthmius. As a result of habitat loss, hunting and competition with large introduced herbivores such as sheep and the European hare, the Patagonian mara population is undergoing a doliichotis decline.


Accessed April 04, at http: Dolichotis patagonum in sandy grasslands and lithosol shrublands prefer Prosopis. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dolichotis patagonum. In other words, Central and South Patabonum. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The daily activity of the mara is unimodal in winter and biomodal in other seasons.

Since males aggressively guard their mates, only one pair at a time is present at the den. White marlin Kajikia albida. American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. Humans now present the main threat to D. Dolichotis patagonum centricolawhich occurs in the north within the provinces of Catamarca, La Rioja, Cordoba and Santiago del Estero; and Dolichotis patagonum patagonumwhich occurs from the province of Mendoza, east to Buenos Aires, and south as far as Santa Cruz 1.

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Patagonian mara

Males are frequently observed anal dragging, which results in a unique looking scent mark. This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat Unless measures are taken to mitigate the threats to this species, it is likely that it will soon qualify for threatened status 1. The rump exhibits a striking white patch separated from the dorsal fur by a contrasting black area.

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Perhaps the most unusual feature of this species is its social and reproductive behaviour.