Caviidae

family of rodents

Caviidae are a group of rodents that live in South America. Some Caviidae are guinea pigs and capybaras.

Caviidae
Temporal range: Middle Miocene–Holocene
Mara in captivity.jpg
Mara, genus Dolichotis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Parvorder: Caviomorpha
Family: Caviidae
Fischer von Waldheim, 1818
Subfamilies

 Caviinae
 Dolichotinae
 Hydrochoerinae