Learn more about the Southern viscacha – with amazing Southern viscacha videos, photos and facts on Arkive. IUCN LEAST CONCERN (LC). Facts about this animal. The mountain vizcacha is a fairly large rodent with a head-body length ranging from to cm and. Geographic Range. The mountain viscacha is found in the extreme southern portion of Peru, Western and Central Bolivia, Northern and Central Chile, and in.

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X Close Image credit. Which species are on the road to recovery? AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldviscaxia chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Females are remarkable for the large number of ova they ovulate around during each estrus period.

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. The southern viscacha Lagidium viscacia is a species of viscachaa rodent in the family Chinchillidae found in ArgentinaBoliviaChileand Peru.

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Mountain vizcachas are agile climbers but fiscacia diggers and that are rarely found in earth burrows but rather use rock crevices for shelter.

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The soles of the feet have fleshy pads called “pallipes” and they can move about with agility over rocky surfaces. Long-tailed chinchilla Chinchilla lanigera.

Rodents of Unusual Size. The southern viscacha does not hibernate and is mostly active visccia after dawn and again in the evening. On that date, it was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the license indicated. The southern viscacha is one of three South American rodent species commonly referred to as mountain viscachas 3 4.

Mountain viscachas are reputed to eat just about any plant they encounter.

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Retrieved from ” https: It is hunted for its flesh and its fur, but not to such an extent as to reduce its numbers significantly. It may NOT be used within Apps.

They have a fairly large repertoire of vocalizations used in social interactions. Extant species of family Chinchillidae. Key Behaviors motile social Communication and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Mountain viscachas are reputed to eat just about any plant they encounter. At these times, it emerges from its underground hiding place to feed lagicium what plant material is available, which is mostly grasses and mossand it also eats lichens.

Lagidium viscacia Molina codiferous The body fur is long and soft, while that on the tail is coarse.


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The mountain vizcachas feed on various kind of plants, including lichens, mosses, grass and succulents. Southern viscacha Lagidium viscacia.

They have pale yellow or grey upper parts, and a black tail tip. The colour of the dense and soft pelt is lagidoum, agouti-grey and brown on the back, with a range of cream to black, and the belly is pale yellow to tan. The southern viscacha is a common species and locally abundant, lagidiu, it is prone to wide swings in population due to adverse weather conditions. Primary Diet herbivore folivore Economic Importance for Humans: Views Read Edit View history.

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