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SPECIES Cavia fulgida

Author:Wagler, 1831.
Citation:Isis., 24: 512.
Common Name:Shiny Guinea Pig
Type Locality:"Amazonia"; probably an error (Cabrera, 1961:577).
Distribution:E Brazil, between Minas Gerais and Santa Catarina.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Karyotype has 2n=64 and FN=128 (Gava et al., 1998).
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Synonyms:

    nigricans Wagner, 1844
    rufescens Lund, 1841

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