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. Werner┬╣, Karim J. Ledesma┬▓, 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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Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.

Views Read Edit View history. While females posess two ovaries and two lagjdium horns, only the right ovary and uterine horn are functional. While females may undergo a post-partum estrus, it is unlikely that a second pregnancy in a given year will result given the length of the gestation period and kagidium timing of the mating season.

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The northern viscacha Lagidium peruanum is a species of viscachaa rodent in the family Chinchillidae. This terrestrial biome includes summits of high mountains, either without vegetation or covered by low, tundra-like vegetation.

This includes tough grasses, lichens, and moss. Primary Diet herbivore folivore Economic Importance for Humans: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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They posess dense, soft fur on their bodies and long, coarse fur on the dorsal surface of their tails. It makes its home in crevices in the rock and is found in various habitats where suitable rocky outcrops are found.

Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, pwruanum it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Lagidium peruanum northern viscacha Facebook. The northern viscacha is a herbivore and feeds on a variety of plant material, including grasses, roots, and seeds.

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Their pelage coloration varies from dark grey at low elevations to brown at higher elevations. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Positive Impacts food Economic Importance for Humans: 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 Threatened Species.

There is seemingly little or no difference in habitat structure between occupied areas and the unoccupied areas between populations.

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In other words, Central and South America. Lagidium peruanum Meyen The dorsal upper surface ranges from dark grey at lower altitudes to brown at higher elevations. Females have only a single pair of mammae. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It rarely ventures far from rocks, as these provide a means of escaping from both aerial and terrestrial predators. Long-tailed chinchilla Chinchilla lanigera Short-tailed chinchilla Chinchilla chinchilla.

A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: International Union for Conservation of Nature. They lagidijm primarily from late afternoon until after the sun sets. Conservation Status While their numbers have declined in some areas, L.

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Geographic Range Lagidium peruanumone of several recognized species of “Mountain Viscachas,” lives in the Andes Mountains of Lafidium at elevations ranging from approximately 3, meters.

Feeding begins in the afternoon and lasts until after sunset, at which time individuals return to their burrows. Terrestrial Biomes mountains Physical Description L. While their numbers have declined in some areas, L.

These animals are poor diggers, so their burrows consist of crevices among cliffs and rocks.

The ventral portion of their fur is lighter, and can be white, yellowish, or light gray. The young is weaned when about 8 weeks old.

Lagidium peruanum

When alarmed they produce a high-pitched call to warn the colony of a potential threat. Walker’s Mammals of the World. Life history of mountain viscachas in Peru. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The mating period ranges from October to December, in which all adult females become pregnant. The northern viscacha is common within suitable habitat in its range.

Lagidium peruanumone of several recognized species of “Mountain Viscachas,” lives in the Andes Mountains of Peru at elevations ranging from approximately 3, meters. Pefuanum is relatively sparse and characterized mainly by coarse grasses. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest peruanym information about organisms we describe.