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 ventral portion of their fur is lighter, and can be white, yellowish, or light gray. They are not territorial and rarely aggressive. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.
Geographic Range Lagidium peruanumone of several recognized species of “Mountain Viscachas,” lives in the Andes Peruanjm of Peru at elevations ranging from approximately 3, meters. A litter usually consists of a single pup born after a gestation period around days. The northern viscacha is native to central and southern Peru and northern Chile, and may also be present in the area around Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia.
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Their pelage coloration varies from dark grey at low elevations to brown at higher elevations. This corresponds to the lagkdium contained between the timber and snow lines. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.
This terrestrial biome includes summits of high mountains, either without vegetation or covered by low, tundra-like vegetation. While females posess two ovaries and two uterine horns, only the right ovary and uterine horn are functional. Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 0.
Life history of mountain viscachas in Peru. Accessed December 31, at https: 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.
The northern viscacha is common within suitable habitat in its range.
The northern viscacha is a herbivore and feeds on a variety of plant material, including grasses, roots, and seeds. Terrestrial Biomes mountains Physical Description L. To cite this page: Conservation Status While their numbers have declined in some areas, L.
It is preyed on by the Andean mountain cat Leopardus jacobitusthe colocolo Leopardus colocoloand the culpeo Lycalopex culpaeus lahidium high-altitude desert regions. While ADW staff and lagirium provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.
The dorsal upper surface ranges from dark grey at lower altitudes to brown at higher elevations. The offspring are precocious, and feed on a mixture of their mother’s milk and vegetation. The population size is relatively stable, and although it is hunted locally for food, no other significant threats have been identified, so lagudium IUCN lists the species as being of Least Concern in its Red List of Threatened Species.
Feeding begins in the afternoon and lasts lagiium after sunset, at which time individuals return to their burrows.
Mammal Species of the World: The dorsally curled ends of their tails vary from rusty to black in color. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.
Positive Impacts food Economic Importance for Humans: Lagidium peruanumone of several recognized species of “Mountain Viscachas,” lives in the Andes Mountains of Peru at elevations ranging from approximately 3, meters.
Johns Hopkins University Press. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. International Union for Conservation of Nature. They feed primarily from late afternoon until kagidium the sun sets.
Lagidium peruanum – Wikipedia
Primary Diet herbivore folivore Economic Importance for Humans: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. Its long ears are furry and its body fur is dense and soft, but the tail has coarser hairs. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: It makes its home in crevices in the rock and is found in various habitats where suitable rocky outcrops are found.
Much of the day is spent basking and preening on exposed rocks.
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 the timing of the mating season.
The ventral under surface is cream or pale grey and the lagidjum of the tail is reddish-brown or black. These colonies are segregated into small family units of 2 to 5 individuals which occupy a single burrow. They occupy burrows among rocks and crevices.
Plains viscacha Lagostomus maximus. This includes tough grasses, lichens, and moss.
Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. If the lagiddium ovary is surgically removed, the left then becomes functional.