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Cavia porcellus Linnaeus 1758 (guinea pig)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Caviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 233628

Alternative combination: Mus porcellus

Synonym: Cavia cobaya Pallas 1766 [objective synonym] (taxon 233797)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Cavia according to A. Gava et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Cavia (Cavia), Cavia aperea, Cavia cabrerai, Cavia fulgida, Cavia galileoi, Cavia intermedia, Cavia magna, Cavia oeningensis, Cavia patzelti, Cavia tschudii

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 42.0, humerus length 36.3, scapula 35.0 x 26.0, tibia length 44.7, ulna length 38.5

Estimated body mass: 602.5 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length