TITLE

Cavy

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Cavy, the common name of five genera of rodents native to South America. The members of four genera have rounded bodies with large heads and short ears and limbs; the members of the fifth genus have rabbitlike bodies with small heads and long limbs and ears. Cavies are from 8 to 30 inches (20 to 75 cm) long and weigh from 18 to 53 ounces (500 to l,500 g).
ACCESSION #
37309916

 

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