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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Positive Impacts food Economic Importance for Humans: Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Their pelage coloration varies from dark grey at low elevations to brown at higher elevations.
Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. This preference is probably driven by peruahum need to avoid predators, as land-based carnivores are more easily evaded on a steep slope.
Lagidium peruanum – Wikispecies
This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat They are not territorial and rarely aggressive. Lagidium peruanumone of several recognized species of “Mountain Viscachas,” lives in the Andes Mountains of Peru at elevations ranging from approximately lagidiuj, meters. Views Read Edit View history. International Union for Conservation of Nature. While their numbers have declined in some areas, L.
Gestation lasts approximately days and one offspring is produced. Retrieved from ” https: This includes tough grasses, lichens, and moss.
The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Long-tailed chinchilla Chinchilla lanigera Short-tailed chinchilla Chinchilla chinchilla.
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. The dorsal upper surface ranges from dark grey at lower altitudes to brown at higher elevations.
The northern viscacha is common within suitable habitat in its range. Its long ears are furry and its body fur is dense and soft, but the tail has coarser hairs. Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat L. Much of the day is spent basking and preening on exposed rocks. Accessed December 31, at https: ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor pagidium it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. The young is weaned when about 8 lagidjum old. A litter usually consists of a single pup born after a gestation period around days.
Feeding begins in the afternoon and lasts until after sunset, at which time individuals return to their burrows. Retrieved 5 January Walker’s Mammals of the World. Northern viscacha Conservation status. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: The dorsally curled ends of their tails vary from rusty to black in color.
This terrestrial biome includes summits of high mountains, either peruanuj vegetation or covered by low, tundra-like vegetation.
It rarely ventures far from rocks, as these provide a means of escaping from both aerial and terrestrial predators. Conservation Status While their numbers have declined in some areas, L.
Journal of Mammology They feed primarily from late afternoon until after the sun sets. Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.