"Dasyproctidae" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.

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