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  • Ganslosser, U., and S. Wehnelt. 1997. Juvenile development as part of the extraordinary social system of the Mara, Dolichotis patagonum (Rodentia: Caviidae). Mammalia 61:3-15.
  • Hayssen, V., A. V. Tienhoven, and A. V. Tienhoven. 1993. Asdell's Patterns of Mammalian Reproduction: A Compendium of Species-Specific Data. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, USA.
  • Heise, T., S. Stempell, R. Wanker. 2006. Mate guarding in the mara, Dolichotis patagonum (Zimmermann, 1780), at Tierpark Hagenbeck. Zoologische Garten, 75/5-6: 345-350.
  • Kelt, D. A., and D. H. Van Vuren. 2001. The Ecology and Macroecology of Mammalian Home Range Area. American Naturalist 157:637-645.
  • Kufner, M. 1995. Temporal activity of the mara (Dolichotis patagonum) in the Monte desert, Argentina. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 30/1: 37-43.
  • Nowak, R. M. 1991. Walker's Mammals of the World. 5 edition. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore & London.
  • Orrell T. (custodian) (2015). ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (version Mar 2015). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 26th August 2015 (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Kunze T., Flann C., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.
  • Puig, S., M. Cona, F. Videla, E. Mendez. 2010. Diet of the mara (Dolichotis patagonum), food availability and effects of an extended drought in Northern Patagonia (Mendoza, Argentina). Mammalian Biology, 75/5: 389-398.
  • Richard Weigl (2005) Longevity of Mammals in Captivity; from the Living Collections of the World. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe 48: Stuttgart.
  • Rodriguez, D., M. Ana Dacar. 2008. Diet composition of the mara (Dolichotis patagonum) in the southeast of the Monte desert of La Pampa province, Argentina.. Mastozoologia Neotropical, 15/2: 215-220.
  • Smith, F. A., S. K. Lyons, S. K. M. Ernest, K. E. Jones, D. M. Kaufman, T. Dayan, P. Marquet, J. H. Brown, and J. P. Haskell. 2003. Body size of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403.
  • Sombra, M., A. Mangione. 2005. Obsessed with grasses? The case of mara Dolichotis patagonum (Caviidae : Rodentia). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, 78/3: 401-408.
  • Taber, A. B., and D. W. Macdonald. 1992. Spatial-Organization and Monogamy in the Mara, Dolichotis patagonum. Journal of Zoology 227:417-438.
  • Taber, A., D. Macdonald. 1992. Communal breeding in the mara, Dolichotis patagonum. Journal of Zoology, 227/3: 439-452.
  • Taber, A., D. Macdonald. 1992. Spatial organization and monogamy in the mara Dolichotis-patagonum. Journal of Zoology (London), 227/3: 417-438.
  • Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 1992. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing


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