Microcavia australis (I. Geoffroy and d'Orbigny, 1833) — Overview

Southern Mountain Cavy learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Southern cavies, Microcavia austrialis, are found in Argentina, southern Chile, and southern Bolivia. In central Argentina the species is the most abundant of the Caviinae in semiarid thornbush habitats but the species is not found in the humid northeastern provinces. These animals are often found in the Monte and Patagonian deserts.

Biogeographic Regions: neotropical (Native )


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