First albinism report for the wild Guinea pig Cavia tschudii (Mammalia: Rodentia)

Dámaso W. Ramirez, Manuel Quispe-López, Diego Marcelo-Carranza, Víctor Pacheco

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Abstract

In wild mammals, atypical coloration patterns such as albinism occur at a low frequency and are poorly reported in the literature. Therefore, discovery of cases of coloration anomalies are important to better understand this phenomenon. Here, we describe the first reported case of albinism in Cavia tschudii "Wild Guinea Pig" from the central coast of Peru. This discovery also represents the first record of albinism for the genus Cavia in the Neotropics.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)521-524
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Albinism
  • Chromatic disorders
  • Coastal wetland
  • Coloring patterns
  • Peru
  • Phenotypes
  • Small mammals

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