Galea musteloides · Meyen, Species. Galea flavidens · Galea monasteriensis · Galea musteloides · Galea spixii. Galea is a genus of South American rodents of the family Caviidae. Four extant species are. El cuis moro (Galea musteloides), también conocido como tuco-tuco, cuy serrano , cuy de dientes amarillos o conejo moro, es una especie de roedor de la. Species, Galea musteloides Meyen, – Common Yellow-toothed Cavy. Direct Children: Subspecies, Galea musteloides auceps (Thomas, ).

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At least in captivity the females are clearly promiscuous, always mating with several males in the group. Common yellow-toothed cavies can be considered agricultural pests where they occur near croplands because they will eat crops Grzimek, Range number of offspring 1 to 5 Average number of offspring 2. Female and male common yellow-toothed cavies average Females are often dominant over males of similar age Grzimek, The common yellow-toothed cavy Galea musteloides is a species of rodent in the family Caviidaeclosely related to the domesticated guinea pig.

In fact females avoid above average aggressive males.

This falea was last edited on 23 Novemberat These are recognized on the basis of pelage coloration, size and shape of skull, auditory bullae size and tooth shape. Aggression between adult males happens regularly. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.


Litter size averages 2.

Common yellow-toothed cavy

Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikispecies. In Galeathe spermatozoa of the epididymis are always single-cell whereas those of Cavia are agglutinated in the form of rouleaux.

Redford and Eisenberg, Galea spermatozoa swim more slowly than those of Cavia. Ebensperger and Blumstein, Ecosystem Roles It is unknown what types of roles common yellow-toothed cavies play in their ecosystem. The alpha males regularly guards receptive females, however to little effect. Each litter can have one to five young with the average litter containing two to three Redford et al. Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available.

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Geographic Range Galea musteloidesknown as common yellow-toothed cavies or cui, are found in a large area of South America, including southern Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and northeastern Chile.

Mammals of the Neotropics: Common yellow-toothed cavies have a promiscuous mating system, were both males and females mate with multiple individuals. Galea species usually have smaller body size but the relative sizes of their testes and epididymitis are twice those of Cavia species.

In other words, Central and South America. Common yellow-toothed cavies are crepuscular; most active at dawn and dusk. Retrieved 5 January This page was last edited on 31 Marchat Views Read Edit View history. To cite this page: Galea musteloidesknown as common yellow-toothed cavies or cui, are found in a large area of South America, including southern Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and northeastern Chile.


While some Galea species are promiscuous — for example G. They can also be found in a wide altitude range, from 5, m in the Andes to the low Chaco in Paraguay and in low-lying damp areas Redford et al. They live in large, mixed-sex colonial groups Keil et al. Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Lesser Capybara Hydrochoerus isthmius. Females often participate in communal suckling of their young, many believe that this happens because of the large number of young born at approximately the same time Kunkele et al.

Common yellow-toothed cavies are important members of native ecosystems, although no direct, positive impacts for humans have been documented. Placental development in Galea is very similar to that of the guinea pig.


Communal Suckling in the Cavy Galea musteloides. Galea musteloides Meyen Views Read Edit View history.

Retrieved 1 December Ventral surfaces are white and are sharply defined laterally.