Fine art illustration of a Mexican Agouti. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Mexican Agouti was completed on 12.7.2014. This piece was commissioned by a private client who lives on the Caribbean Islands of Antigua (which they are not native to, but have been introduced and have established themselves on that island.) I've drawn a relative of the agouti - the Capybara - and because they're both rodents the anatomy felt very similar to me. The client wanted me to add a young Agouti to the drawing, and I was happy to drop one in.
The Mexican Augouti - also called the Mexican Black Agouti - is a species of rodent in the family Dasyproctidae. It's native to lowland evergreen forest and second growth in southern Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco), but has also been introduced to Cuba. This critically endangered species is threatened by habitat loss. Its overall blackish color separates it from the only other agouti found in Mexico, the Central American agouti.