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Cavia fulgida

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CAVIIDAE

Scientific Name: Cavia fulgida
Species Authority: Wagler, 1831
Common Name(s):
English Shiny Guinea Pig

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Amori, G., Koprowski, J. & Roth, L.
Reviewer(s): Chanson, J. & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. We know little of its population size but its adaptability to grasslands leads us to assume stable populations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the coastal areas of southeastern Brazil (Ximenez, 1980).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: This rodent is widespread in grasslands. There has been some research on its population and taxonomy classifications.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is native to the Atlantic Forest and has been introduced to grasslands. It prefers forest borders.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. It is sometimes hunted for food, although this is not a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are some national and state reserves within its range, but there are no known records within these areas. More research is needed on taxonomy for this species.

Citation: Amori, G., Koprowski, J. & Roth, L. 2008. Cavia fulgida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 August 2014.
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