Brazilian yellow-toothed cavy

Brazilian yellow-toothed cavy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Caviidae
Subfamily: Caviinae
Genus: Galea
Species: G. flavidens
Binomial name
Galea flavidens
Brandt et al., 1835

The Brazilian yellow-toothed cavy, Galea flavidens, is a cavy species from South America.[2] It is found in Brazil.

Galea flavidens is a yellow-toothed-cavy. G. flavidens lives in Brazil. This species is listed by the IUCN as Least Concern, in spite of the fact that there have been only few observations. Its habitat is widespread and the animal highly migratory, therefore there is no immediate threat to the population as a whole. As nearly with any other species, human expansion may become a problem in the near future.[3] G. flavidens seem to be highly promiscuous, females mate regularly mate with multiple partners. In more than 90 percent of litters with more than one the littermates have more than one father.[4]


  1. Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C. (2008). "Galea flavidens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1554. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C. 2008. Galea flavidens. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <>. Downloaded on 08 October 2013.
  4. Clutton-Brock Tim and Mcauliffe Katherine. (2009). Female Mate Choice in Mammals. The Quarterly Review of Biology:The University of Chicago Press. 84(1). 3-27. Doi: 10.1086/596461

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