IUCN SSC Small Mammal Specialist Group. Lagidium viscacia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN Geographic range in detail. Threats. Mountain vizcacha (Lagidium cf. peruanum) in Ecuador – first record of Chinchillidae from the northern Andes. Florian A. Werner¹, Karim J. Ledesma², and. The northern viscacha (Lagidium peruanum) is a species of rodent in the family Chinchillidae. It is known from Peru and Chile, at elevations from to m, .

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The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Walker’s Mammals of the World.

The northern viscacha is common within suitable habitat in its range. Long-tailed chinchilla Chinchilla lanigera Short-tailed chinchilla Chinchilla chinchilla.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved from ” https: The dorsally curled ends of their tails vary from rusty to black in color. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.

Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.

Northern viscacha Conservation status. Lagidium peruanum Meyen Their pelage coloration varies from dark grey at low elevations to brown at higher elevations. It is not uncommon to have dense populations separated from other laagidium populations by over 10 kilometers.

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Northern viscacha

This includes tough grasses, lichens, and moss. Pfruanum northern viscacha is a herbivore and feeds on a variety of plant material, including grasses, roots, and seeds. The northern viscacha Lagidium peruanum is a species of viscachaa rodent in the family Chinchillidae.

In other words, Central and South America. A litter usually consists of a single pup born after a gestation period around days. Its long ears are furry and its body fur is dense and soft, lahidium the tail has coarser hairs. It makes its home in crevices in the rock and is found in various habitats where suitable rocky outcrops are found.

The offspring are precocious, and feed on a mixture of their mother’s milk and vegetation. The Life of Mammals. The ventral under surface is cream or pale grey and the tip of the tail is reddish-brown or black. They are not territorial and rarely aggressive. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

Lagidium peruanum

Views Read Edit View history. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Extant species of family Chinchillidae. Accessed December 31, at https: Life history of mountain viscachas in Peru.

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The population size is relatively stable, and although it is hunted locally for food, no other significant threats have been identified, so the IUCN lists the species as being of Least Concern in its Red List of Laidium Species. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.


The ventral portion of their fur is lighter, and can be white, yellowish, or light gray. The mating period ranges peruanjm October to December, in which all adult females become pregnant.

They feed primarily from late afternoon until after the sun sets.

Northern Mountain Viscacha (Lagidium peruanum) ·

International Union for Conservation of Nature. Plains viscacha Lagostomus maximus. Individuals reach sexual maturity after one year. When the breeding season begins males are driven out of their family burrow by the female, at which point they disperse throughout the colony and exhibit some degree of promiscuity. This terrestrial biome includes summits of high mountains, either without vegetation or covered by low, tundra-like vegetation. To cite this page: Lagidium peruanum northern viscacha Facebook.

ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. They posess dense, soft fur on their bodies and long, coarse fur on the dorsal surface of their tails.

Lagidium ahuacaense Northern viscacha Lagidium peruanum Southern viscacha Lagidium viscacia Wolffsohn’s viscacha Lagidium wolffsohni.