Agouti Eating Palm Seed (image) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Caption Could agoutis, common rodents in tropical forests, have taken on the role of extinct gomphotheres, by dispersing large tree seeds? Credit Christian Ziegler Usage Restrictions Only for use with this release. Please contact Christian Ziegler email@example.com for additional licensing rights or higher resolution images. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.