Cavia anolaimae

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Cavia anolaimae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Caviidae
Genus: Cavia
Species: C. anolaimae
Binomial name
Cavia anolaimae
J. A. Allen, 1916

C. porcellus anolaimae
C. aperea anolaimae
C. aperea guianae

Cavia anolaimae is a guinea pig species from South America. It is found in Colombia near Bogotá. It is believed to be a feral offshoot of the domestic guinea pig, Cavia porcellus, and is often treated as a synonym of C. porcellus, but Zúñiga et al. (2002), based on morphologic characters, recognized them as different species. According to the molecular analysis of Dunnum and Salazar (2014) C. anolaimae is a subspecies of Cavia aperea, C. aperea anolaimae, and a possible synonymous of C. a. guianae .


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  • Infonatura
  • Zúñiga, H.; Pinto-Nolla, M.; Hernández-Camacho, J.I. & Torres-Martínez, O.M. 2002. "Revisión taxonómica de las especies del género Cavia (Rodentia: Caviidae) en Colombia"; Acta Zoológica Mexicana 87: 111-123.
  • Donnum, Jonathan L. & Salazar-Bravo, Jorge. 2014. "Molecular systematics, taxonomy and biogeography of the genus Cavia (Rodentia: Caviidae)"; Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 48(4): 376-388.