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Patagonian cavy Line breaks: Pata|go¦nian cavy
(also Patagonian hare)

Definition of Patagonian cavy in English:


Another term for mara.
Example sentences
  • Of the close relations of the guinea pig, the Patagonian cavy, Dolichotis patagonum, is perhaps the most interesting.
  • It includes two subfamilies: the Caviinae, the cavies and the familiar guinea pigs; and the Dolichotinae, the Patagonian hares or maras.
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