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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Mountain vizcachas are agile climbers but poor diggers and that are rarely found in earth burrows but rather use rock crevices for shelter. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. All feet have four digits. Restricted to sparsely vegetated, rocky habitats, from 2, metres to 5, metres above sea level 1 3. Southern viscacha threats Although the southern viscacha is locally hunted for its meat and fur, it is still a very common species, and is not thought to be declining at a rate to warrant significant concern 1.

Permission Reusing this file This image, which was originally posted to Flickrwas uploaded to Commons using Flickr upload bot on 24 June Long-tailed chinchilla Chinchilla lanigera. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.


Appearing to be something like a rabbit-chinchilla hybrid, though totally unrelated to a rabbit. It is hunted for its flesh and its fur, but not to such an extent as to reduce its numbers significantly. They are diurnal and colonialliving in groups that range from a few individuals to hundreds.

The southern viscacha has a patchy distribution comprising parts of western Bolivia, northern Chile, western Argentina and possibly extreme lagodium Peru 1 3. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. To cite this page: The southern viscacha Lagidium viscacia is a species of viscachaa rodent in the family Chinchillidae found in ArgentinaBoliviaChileand Peru.

This species is very rarely kept by zoos outside its range countries. Nursing continues for eight weeks.

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Description Lagidium viscacia Molina codiferous Photo Copyright by Jean-Philippe Delobelle. That mountain vizcachas are – often illegally – hunted for their meat and fur, which has probably caused a decline over part of their range?


They seemed to be nearly as curious about us as we were about them. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. They spend the day on perches, grooming and sunning themselves. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

Lagidium viscacia (Southern viscacha)

Glossary Congeners Species belonging to the same genus. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The southern viscacha has yellowish-grey upperparts, paler underparts, and a black-tipped, bushy tail. Southern viscacha Lagidium viscacia.

After a gestation period of probably days the female gives birth to one single fully developed youngwhich weighs about g at borth and will be weaned at an age of about 2 months. Blog Friday 05 October Vkscacia With: Extant species of family Chinchillidae. Lesser grison Galictis cuja.