Shiny guinea pig

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Shiny guinea pig
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Caviidae
Subfamily: Caviinae
Genus: Cavia
Species: C. fulgida
Binomial name
Cavia fulgida
Wagler, 1831

The shiny guinea pig, Cavia fulgida, is a guinea pig species of southeastern South America.

The rodent is endemic to Brazil and Argentina. It is native to the Atlantic Forest ecoregions.

Taxonomy[edit]

Wagler in 1831 first called the species Cavia fulgida; P. W. Lund identified a Cavia rufescens in 1841, but since Oldfield Thomas (1901) these are considered to be identical species.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Amori, G.; Koprowski, J. & Roth, L. (2008). "Cavia fulgida". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  2. ^ Weir, Barbara J. (1974), "Notes on the Origin of the Domestic Guinea-Pig", in Rowlands, I. W.; Weir, Barbara J., The Biology of Hystricomorph Rodents, Academic Press, pp. 437–446, ISBN 0126133344 

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