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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Southern viscacha biology During the day, the southern viscacha emerges from the clefts and crevices it colonises, to forage for food, and bask on rocky perches in the sun 1 3 4. Which species viscacka on the road to recovery? AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.
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.
Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. The timing of the breeding season is not documented for this species, but the gestation period has been estimated at to days, with just a single young born at a time. Retrieved 5 January Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: 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.
It is a colonial animal living in small groups in rocky mountain areas.
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This species is very rarely kept by zoos outside its range countries. Extant species of family Chinchillidae. Lesser grison Galictis cuja. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! There were two of these critters just off the road, far away from the nearest town. The following 3 pages uses this file: Journal of Thermal Vscaciaviiscacia There are currently no known conservation measures in place for the southern viscacha, but it does occur in several protected areas.
The southern viscacha does not hibernate and is mostly active soon after dawn and again in the evening.
Lagidium viscacia southern viscacha Facebook. Long-tailed chinchilla Chinchilla lanigera Short-tailed chinchilla Chinchilla chinchilla. The mountain vizcacha is a fairly large rodent with a head-body length ranging from Wlaker’s Mammals of the World, Fourth edition.
Like all members of this family, viscachas have thick, soft pelage, except on their tails where it is coarse.
It is hunted for its flesh and its fur, but not to such an extent as to reduce its numbers significantly. After a gestation of days, a female gives birth to a single, precocious young. Help us share the wonders of the natural world. It lives among rocks and around crags where the vegetation is sparse.
During the day, the southern viscacha emerges from the clefts and crevices it colonises, to forage for food, and bask on rocky perches in the sun 1 3 4.
The tail is relatively long, Rodents of Unusual Size.
All feet have four digits. International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Lagidium viscacia (Southern viscacha)
The body fur is long and soft, while that on the tail is coarse. Visfacia Copyright by Jean-Philippe Delobelle. Southern viscachas are a colonial species and do not venture far from rocks so that they can plunge underground if danger threatens. Views Read Edit View history.
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Help us improve the site by taking our survey. The southern viscacha is a common species and locally abundant, but it is prone to wide swings in population due to adverse weather conditions. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Southern viscacha habitat Restricted to sparsely vegetated, rocky habitats, from 2, metres to 5, metres above sea level 1 3.
In common with its two congenersthe viscaci viscacha looks remarkably like a long-tailed rabbit 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.
vsicacia Like all mountain viscachas, the southern viscacha is a gregarious species that forms small to very large colonies, comprising one or more family groups 4 5. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive vicaciarodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.
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