Greater guinea pig

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Greater guinea pig
Cavia magna (Wroclaw zoo).JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Caviidae
Genus: Cavia
Species: C. magna
Binomial name
Cavia magna
Ximenez et al., 1980
Cavia magna map.svg

The greater guinea pig, Cavia magna, is a guinea pig species[2] found in Brazil and Uruguay. This small precocial mammal produces few juveniles with high survival when they are expected to produce large litters of altricial juveniles.[3]


  1. ^ Gonzalez, E. & Lessa, E. (2008). Cavia magna. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ Woods, C. A.; Kilpatrick, C. W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1553. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Kraus, C. et al. 2005. Living slow and dying young? Life-history strategy and age-specific survival rates in a precocial small mammal. In: Journal of Animal Ecology 74:171-180