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SPECIES Microcavia niata

Author:Thomas, 1898.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 1: 282.
Common Name:Andean Mountain Cavy
Type Locality:Bolivia, La Paz Dept., Esperanza, Monte Sajama, 4,000 m.
Distribution:Altiplano of SW Bolivia and N Chile.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
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SUBSPECIES niata

SUBSPECIES pallidior

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