Andean mountain cavy

Andean mountain cavy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Caviidae
Subfamily: Caviinae
Genus: Microcavia
Species: M. niata
Binomial name
Microcavia niata
(Thomas, 1898)

The Andean mountain cavy (Microcavia niata) is a species of rodent in the family Caviidae. It is found in Bolivia and Chile.


  1. Dunnum, J.; Vargas, J.; Bernal, N.; Ojeda, R. & Jayat, J. P. (2008). "Microcavia niata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2009.

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