Shiny Guinea Pig


Shiny Guinea Pig

Taxobox | name = Shiny Guinea Pig
status = LC
status_system = iucn2.3
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Rodentia
familia = Caviidae
genus = "Cavia"
species = "C. fulgida"
binomial = "Cavia fulgida"
binomial_authority = Wagler, 1831

The Shiny Guinea Pig, "Cavia fulgida", is a guinea pig species from South America. It is found in Brazil.

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.citation | last = Weir | first = Barbara J. | contribution = Notes on the Origin of the Domestic Guinea-Pig | editor-last = Rowlands | editor-first = I. W. | editor2-last = Weir | editor2-first = Barbara J. | title = The Biology of Hystricomorph Rodents | publisher = Academic Press | date = 1974 | pages = pp. 437-446 | id = ISBN 0-12-6133334-4]

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