Cavia porcellus Linnaeus 1758 (guinea pig)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Caviidae

Alternative combination: Mus porcellus

Synonym: Cavia cobaya Pallas 1766 [objective synonym]

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Cavia according to A. Gava et al. 2012

See also Dunnum and Salazar-Bravo 2010, Linnaeus 1758 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Cavia (Cavia), Cavia aperea, Cavia cabrerai, Cavia fulgida, Cavia galileoi, Cavia intermedia, Cavia magna, Cavia oeningensis, Cavia patzelti, Cavia tschudii

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Guitarrero Cave-Complex 4 (Quaternary of Peru)

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.