genus

Microcavia

3 species

The list of species of Microcavia genus

Microcavia (mountain cavies) is a genus of rodents in the family Caviidae. They are unique within their family in that their premolar teeth do not grow and replace the original deciduous cheek teeth until after the animal is born; in other genera this occurs in the womb.

  • Southern mountain cavy, M. australis
  • Jayat's mountain cavy, M. jayat
  • Thomas's mountain cavy, M. maenas
  • Andean mountain cavy, M. niata
  • Shipton's mountain cavy, M. shiptoni
  • Sorojchi mountain cavy,M. sorojchi

At least nine fossil species have also been named, dating back to the mid Pliocene, although it is unclear how many of these are truly valid.

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The list of species of Microcavia genus

Microcavia (mountain cavies) is a genus of rodents in the family Caviidae. They are unique within their family in that their premolar teeth do not grow and replace the original deciduous cheek teeth until after the animal is born; in other genera this occurs in the womb.

  • Southern mountain cavy, M. australis
  • Jayat's mountain cavy, M. jayat
  • Thomas's mountain cavy, M. maenas
  • Andean mountain cavy, M. niata
  • Shipton's mountain cavy, M. shiptoni
  • Sorojchi mountain cavy,M. sorojchi

At least nine fossil species have also been named, dating back to the mid Pliocene, although it is unclear how many of these are truly valid.

This is a part of the Wikipedia article used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). The full text of the article is here → https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcavia 
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