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Definition of the noun viscacha
What does viscacha mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: viscachas
- gregarious burrowing rodent larger than the chinchillas
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific names: Lagostomus pamparum / species Lagostomus pamparum / Lagostomus trichodactylus / species Lagostomus trichodactylus / Viscaccia americana / species Viscaccia americana / Lagostomus maximus
- synonym of viscacha: chinchillon
- more generic words: gnawer / rodent = relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
- member of: genus Lagostomus / Lagostomus = viscachas
- geographic area: South America
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Alternative definition of the noun viscacha
- A rodent native to the Andes Mountains of South America, in the chinchilla family Chinchillidae.
Phrases with viscacha
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Phrases ending with the word viscacha:
- mountain viscacha
- Peruvian Plains Viscacha
- Argentine Plains Viscacha
- Southern Moutain Viscacha
- Northern Mountain Viscacha
- Wolffsohn's Mountain Viscacha
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for viscacha
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The Weekly Visitor (1835)
The viscacha is an animal of the rodent order, (rodentia,) which comprises also ' the rabbit, marmot, porcupine, and all animals distinguished by two large in- cisores, or cutting teeth, in each jaw, separated, by a space void of teeth, from the ...
by Rambramha Sányál, Ram Bramha Sanyal
The viscacha is a very lazy animal, and awkward in its movements. Those exhibited here were not shy, but approached anybody and sniffed at everything ; they slept much during the day. The spotted cavy is also a nocturnal animal, and is ...
Library of Natural History (1904)
by Richard Lydekker
The viscacha is a far from prolific animal, the female producing in September a single litter, which usually contains two, but occasionally three young. As the animal takes about two years in reaching maturity, the vast numbers in which it existed ...
Brehm's Life of Animals (1896)
A Complete Natural History for Popular Home Instruction and for the Use of Schools. Mammalia by Alfred Edmund Brehm, Edward Pechuel-Loesche, Wilhelm Haacke, Richard Schmidtlein
The Viscacha is the sole representative of its family east of the Andes; it is at present a native of the' pampas or vast grassy plains, ranging from Buenos Ayres to Patagonia. Before the general cultivation of the ground in that country it was also ...
by DK Publishing
Location Western South America With its soft, woolly coat and large ears, the viscacha looks a bit like a rabbit, but it is related to the chinchilla. It lives in groups ofabout 50 animals ...
Two related animals (Lagidium peruanum and Lagos- t □□mix trichodactylus, the Viscacha) form along with the true chinchilla the small family Chin- ...
Chambers's Encyclopaedia (1901)
A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge
Two related animals (Lagidium peruanum and Lagos- tomus trichodactylits, the Viscacha) form along with the true chinchilla the small family Chin- chillidae in the porcupine section of the Rodent order. All the three are somewhat squirrel- like ...
Two related animals (Lagidium peruanum and Lagos- tomus trichodactylvs, the Viscacha) form along with the true chinchilla the small family Chin- chillidte in the porcupine section of the Rodent order. All the three are somewhat squirrel-like ...
a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith
The only species is the viscacha or biBcacha, ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)
by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith
vizcacha, biscacha, < Quichua viscacha, prop, viscacha.] A South American rodont mammal, of the family Chinchillidx and genus Lagostomus, L. trichodactylus, inhabiting ...
by William Dwight Whitney
< viscacha, q. v.] A village or settlement of viscachas, resembling a rairie-dog town. Viacom (vis'é-é), u. p . [NL. (Bentham and Hooker, 1880),( Viscum + -eaz.] A tribe of apetalous plants, of the order Loronthacere. It is characterized ...
by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana
VISCACHA broken the next year, with the connivance of the Roman senate, by the consul Q. Servilius Ccepio, who invaded Lusitania, and bribed 3 envoys of Viriathus, sent to negotiate for peace, to murder him. The Lusitanians, under a new ...
by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson
Carruthers' Juniper Vole Carruthers' Mountain Squirrel Carter's Myotis Caucasian Shrew Central African Red Colobus Central American Red Brocket Central American Squirrel Monkey Ceram Bandicoot Chalchalero Viscacha Rat Champion's ...
A dictionary of literature, the sciences and the arts, for popular use. A volume for universal reference containing over 20,000 articles ... with 1,000 illustrations
is the La- ' gostomus o r 1 viscacha, about- tho size of the -S3 rabbit, and resembling it in \ form. Chine, chin, The backbone or spine of an animal. The piece of the backbono of an animal, with the adioining parts, cut for cooking.
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A viscacha, a relative of the chinchilla. Altiplano.
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- Machu Picchu: Viscacha
Part rabbit, part squirrel, all adorable.
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- Lagostomus maximus, Viscacha
The Plains Viscacha or plains vizcacha (Lagostomus maximus) is a species of rodent in the Chinchillidae family. It is the only living species within the genus Lagostomus. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The plains viscacha is the largest species of the family Chinchillidae. They construct elaborate burrows that house successive colonies for decades.
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- Peru - Machu Picchu 166 - Viscacha
Viscacha, a local type of rodent in the area, playing around the ruins
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- Peru, Machu Pichhu, Viscacha
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- Southern Viscacha (Lagidium viscacia)
Laguna Pozuelos. Argentine Puna
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Video language resources about viscacha
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- The Viscacha
The Viscacha is a South American rodent who is very closely related to the chinchilla (they are both in the family Chinchillidae). If you want to see a majes...
- Baby Viscacha
What to name her? Any ideas? Just like chinchillas, viscacha's love to take dust baths.
- Southern Viscacha - Lagidium viscacia (Molina, 1782)
This large rodent has dense, soft, slightly woolly fur, elongated ears, and a long, heavily penicillate tail covered with long hairs on the dorsal surface an...
- Feeding Viscacha
Feeding Viscacha at La Silla Observatory, Chile.
- Southern Viscacha - Lomas de Lucumo, Lima, Peru
The southern viscacha is one of three South American rodent species commonly referred to as mountain viscachas. In common with its two congeners, the souther...
Different viscacha during various seasons of the year at La Silla Observatory, Chile.
- Northern Viscacha (Lagidium peruanum)
Northern Viscacha (Lagidium peruanum) * Family: Chinchillidae, * Genus: Lagidium, * Species: L. peruanum, * Phylum: Chordata, * Class: Mammalia, * Order: Rod...
Scrabble value of V4I1S1C3A1C3H4A1
The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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