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Cavia aperea Erxleben 1777 (Brazilian guinea pig)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Caviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83725

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

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

Subtaxa: Cavia aperea aperea, Cavia aperea guianae, Cavia aperea hypoleuca, Cavia aperea nana, Cavia aperea pamparum

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 45.2, femur diameter 3.60, humerus length 37.2, humerus diameter 3.70, radius length 29.5, radius diameter 1.50, tibia length 47.5, tibia diameter 3.60, ulna length 40.2

Estimated body mass: 577.7 g based on femur diameter, femur length, humerus diameter, humerus length, tibia diameter, tibia length, and ulna length