family Caviidae


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Noun1.family Caviidae - a family of Hystricomorpha
mammal family - a family of mammals
Hystricomorpha, suborder Hystricomorpha - an order of rodents including: porcupines; guinea pigs; chinchillas; etc.
Cavia, genus Cavia - type genus of the Caviidae: guinea pigs
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Spix's yellow-toothed (SYT) cavy (Galea spixii, Wagler, 1831), the experimental model utilized in present research (Larcher, 1981; Oliveira et al., 2012) belongs to family Caviidae and subfamily Caviinae (Zappes et al., 2014), occurs in a wide variety of open habitats and can reproduce throughout year because females can support pregnancy even devoid ideal feeding conditions (Larcher, 1981).
- The Galea spixii are rodents belonging to the subfamily Caviinae and family Caviidae. They live in the semiarid Caatinga vegetation of Brazilian Northeastern.
NOR regions are usually present in two pairs of autosomes for the family Caviidae, as in Cavia (Gava et al., 2012) and K.