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meaning: "Cachiyacu cuy / Cachiyacu guinea pig"
Named By: PierreinOlivier Antoine, Laurent Marivaux, Darin A. Croft, Guillaume Billet, Morgan Ganeroed, Carlos Jaramillo, Thomas Martin, Maeva J. Orliac, Julia Tejada, Ali J. Altamirano, Francis Duranthon, Gregory Fanjat, Sonia Rousse & Rodolfo Salas Gismondi in 2012
Time Period: Middle Eocene (Divisaderan)~41 Ma
Location: Peru, Loreto - Yahuarango Formation
Size: Uncertain
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Mostly teeth
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Rodentia | Hystricomorpha | Hystricognathi | Caviomorpha |

Cachiyacuy is an extinct genus of caviomorph known from the Loreto of Peru. It contains two species: the type species C. contamanensis and C. kummeli.

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