Galapagos Species Checklist

Cavia porcellus Linnaeus, 1758

cuy, Guinea pig

The first record was in 1984 in the farming area in Santa Cruz Island, San Cristobal and Islabela. No recorded in wildlife. The present population status is unknow.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Mammalia

Order
Rodentia

Family
Caviidae

Genus
Cavia

Species
porcellus

Taxon category: Accepted

Distribution

Distribution map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

Distribution: Present on Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and Isabela

References

  • Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G. Carrión, V., Zabala, J., Buitrón, P. & Milstead, B. (2007) Status of introduced vertebrates in Galapagos. Galapagos Report 2006–2007. Charles Darwin Foundation, Puerto Ayora, p. 136–141.
  • Hoeck, H.N. (1984) Introduced fauna. In: Perry, R. (ed.): Key environments: Galápagos. Pergamon Press, Oxford, p. 233-246.
  • Patry, M. (2002) Estatus de vertebrados introducidos en las islas mayores de Galápagos y estrategias de manejo. En: Fundación Natura: Informe Galápagos 2001-2002. Quito, Ecuador.

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