Santa Catarina's guinea pig

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Santa Catarina's guinea pig
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Caviidae
Genus: Cavia
Species: C. intermedia
Binomial name
Cavia intermedia
Cherem et al., 1999
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Santa Catarina's guinea pig or Moleques do Sul cavy, Cavia intermedia is a guinea pig species from South America. It is found in Brazil on the small island of Moleques do Sul in the state of Santa Catarina. The island has a surface area of only 10.5 ha; the guinea pig's geographical distribution of only 4 ha is one of the world's smallest for a mammal.[1]


  1. ^ a b Chapman, R. E. (2008). Cavia intermedia. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 January 2009.

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