Southern mountain cavy

Southern mountain cavy

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Caviidae
Subfamily : Caviinae
Species : Microcavia australis


The Southern mountain cavy is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Argentina, Bolivia and Chile

Facts about the southern mountain cavy

The small cavy, Microcavia australis, is a diurnal herbivorous rodent that lives in colonies under brushy vegetation.

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