• (noun): A genus of South American monkeys, of the family Cebidœ and subfamily Pitheciinœ, containing the ouakaris or short-tailed sakis, of which there are several species, as B. cebus, B. rubicunda, B. ouakari. This genus was proposed by Spix in 1823; it is also called Ouakaria.
  • (noun): A genus of birds, the leading one of the family Pittidœ (or Brachyuridœ); the breves or old-world ant-thrushes.

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  • One example of a mammalian frugivore is the maned wolf, or Chrysocyon brachyurus, which is found in South America.

  • Also present are Japanese hare Lepus brachyurus angustidens, Japanese squirrel Sciurus lis, small Japanese flying squirrel Pteromys momonga, Japanese giant flying squirrel Petaurista leucogenys, Japanese dormouse Glirulus japonicus (EN), raccoon dog Nyctereutes procyonoides, Japanese fox Vulpes vulpes japonica, Japanese marten Martes melampus, ermine Mustela ermina, Siberian weasel Mustela sibirica and Eurasian badger Mele meles.

  • Two other large mammals, maned wolf Chrysocyon brachyurus and marsh deer Blastocerus dichotomus (VU), are found in the seasonally flooded termite savannahs below the plateau.

  • Photo of a maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) taken with a camera trap in the Cerrado.

  • One of the best known of these species is the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), a giant, large-eared, long-legged fox-like animal that can grow to 80 centimeters in height and weigh 23 kilograms.

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