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Southern Mountain Cavy

Microcavia australis (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & d'Orbigny 1833)

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Microcavia australis (Southern Mountain Cavy) is a species of rodents in the family guinea pigs. They are native to The Neotropics. They are diurnal herbivores. Individuals can grow to 200 mm. Reproduction is viviparous. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on running to move around.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Southern Mountain Cavy. View this species on GBIF