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Cavia intermedia (Santa Catarina's guinea pig)

Wikipedia Abstract

Santa Catarina's guinea pig or Moleques do Sul cavy, Cavia intermedia is a guinea pig species from South America. It is found in Brazil on the small island of Moleques do Sul in the state of Santa Catarina. The island has a surface area of only 10.5 ha; the guinea pig's geographical distribution of only 4 ha is one of the world's smallest for a mammal.
View Wikipedia Record: Cavia intermedia

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Cavia intermedia


Forages - Ground [1]  100 %
Top 100 Endangered [2]  Yes



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
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