Capybara

Biology, Use and Conservation of an Exceptional Neotropical Species

Editors: Moreira, J.R., Ferraz, K.M.P.M.B., Herrera, E.A., Macdonald, D.W. (Eds.)

  • Assembles the scientists who have produced the most relevant research about the species
  • The book has over 45 authors of nine different nationalities in a multidisciplinary work about a single species
  • The research in this book analyzes the neotropical mammal with the highest potential for production and domestication
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The capybara is the neotropical mammal with the highest potential for production and domestication. Amongst the favorable characteristics for domestication we can list its high prolificacy, rapid growth rate, a herbivorous diet, social behavior and relative tameness. The genus (with only two species) is found from the Panama Canal to the north of Argentina on the east of the Andes. Chile is the only country in South America where the capybara is not found. The species is eaten all over its range, especially by poor, rural and traditional communities engaged in subsistence hunting. On the other hand, in large urban settlements wildlife is consumed by city dwellers as a delicacy. The sustainable management of capybara in the wild has been adopted by some South American countries, while others have encouraged capybara rearing in captivity.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Taxonomy, Natural History and Distribution of the Capybara

    Moreira, José Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 3-37

  • Paleontology, Evolution and Systematics of Capybara

    Vucetich, María Guiomar (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Phylogenetics of Caviomorph Rodents and Genetic Perspectives on the Evolution of Sociality and Mating Systems in the Caviidae

    Honeycutt, Rodney L.

    Pages 61-81

  • Foraging Strategies and Feeding Habits of Capybaras

    Barreto, Guillermo R. (et al.)

    Pages 83-96

  • Capybara Digestive Adaptations

    Herrera, Emilio A.

    Pages 97-106

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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0098-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Capybara
Book Subtitle
Biology, Use and Conservation of an Exceptional Neotropical Species
Editors
  • José Roberto Moreira
  • Katia Maria P.M.B. Ferraz
  • Emilio A. Herrera
  • David W. Macdonald
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4000-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4000-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3999-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0098-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 422
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