Cavia aperea Erxleben 1777 (Brazilian guinea pig)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Caviidae

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

See also Deschamps 2005 and Dunnum and Salazar-Bravo 2010

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

Subtaxa: Cavia aperea aperea Cavia aperea guianae Cavia aperea hypoleuca Cavia aperea nana Cavia aperea pamparum

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur diameter 3.60, humerus diameter 3.70, radius diameter 1.50, tibia diameter 3.60

Estimated body mass: 450.1 g based on femur diameter, humerus diameter, and tibia diameter

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (2 collections), Brazil (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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