IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)


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Santa Catarina's Guinea Pig

The Santa Catarina's Guinea Pig, Cavia intermedia, also known as the Moleques do Sul Guinea Pig 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b Chapman, R. E. (2008). Cavia intermedia. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 January 2009.


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