Shiny guinea pig
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Caviidae
Genus: Cavia
C. fulgida
Binomial name
Cavia fulgida
Wagler, 1831

The shiny guinea pig (Cavia fulgida) is a guinea pig species of southeastern South America.

The rodent is endemic to Brazil. It is native to the Atlantic Forest ecoregions.


Wagler in 1831 first called the species Cavia fulgida; P. W. Lund identified a Cavia rufescens in 1841, but since Oldfield Thomas (1901) these are considered to be identical species.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Amori, G. (2016). "Cavia fulgida". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T4065A22188918. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T4065A22188918.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Weir, Barbara J. (1974), "Notes on the Origin of the Domestic Guinea-Pig", in Rowlands, I. W.; Weir, Barbara J. (eds.), The Biology of Hystricomorph Rodents, Academic Press, pp. 437–446, ISBN 0126133344