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Santa Catarina's Guinea Pig
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Information
Common Name Moleques do Sul Cavy
Range Brazil on the small island of Moleques do Sul in the state of Santa Catarina.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Caviidae
Genus Cavia
Species Cavia intermedia
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Santa catarina's guinea pig or Moleques do Sul cavy (Cavia intermedia), is a species of guinea pig found in Brazil on the small island of Moleques do Sul in the state of Santa Catarina. The island has a surface area of only 10.5 ha; the guinea pig's geographical distribution of only 4 ha is one of the world's smallest for a mammal.

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