Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
Capybara Michаel Frаnkis, Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, Paleobiology Database, images, uBio Trusted
Carpincho NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Capincho Bruno Marino Trusted
Capinga Bruno Marino Trusted
Capivara Bruno Marino Trusted
Carpincho Bruno Marino Trusted


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Capibara Eduard Solà Trusted


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Capibara Rob de Ruiter Trusted
Waterzwijn Rob de Ruiter Trusted


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Kapybara Kari Pihlaviita Trusted
Vesisika Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


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Cabiaï Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
Capybara Rob de Ruiter Trusted


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Capybara Rob de Ruiter, Alle Tierarten im Zoo Zürich Trusted
Wasserschwein Rob de Ruiter Trusted


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Carpincho Jennifer Hammock Trusted


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