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Caviidae (cavies)

Wikipedia Abstract

The cavy family (Caviidae) is a family of rodents native to South America, including the domestic guinea pig, wild cavies, and the capybara, among other animals. They are found across the continent, in open areas from moist savanna to thorn forests or scrub desert.This rodent family has fewer members than most other rodent families, with 18 species in six genera.
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Genus

Cavia (cavies and Guinea pigs) (6)   (1)
Dolichotis (maras) (2)
Galea (yellow-toothed cavies) (3)
Hydrochoerus (2)
Kerodon (rock cavy) (2)
Microcavia (mountain cavies) (3)

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