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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
- geographic area: South America
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific name: 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
Alternative definition of the noun viscacha
- A rodent native to the Andes Mountains of South America, in the chinchilla family Chinchillidae.
Phrases with viscacha
Phrase starting with the word viscacha:
- Viscacha Rat
Phrases ending with the word viscacha:
- mountain viscacha
- Peruvian Plains Viscacha
- Argentine Plains Viscacha
- Southern Moutain Viscacha
- Northern Mountain Viscacha
- Wolffsohn's Mountain Viscacha
Other phrases containing the word viscacha:
- Red Viscacha-Rat
- Golden Viscacha-Rat
- Chalchalero Viscacha-Rat
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for viscacha
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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 ...
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 ...
A Hand-book of the Management of Animals in Captivity in Lower Bengal (1892)
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 ...
Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition) (2009)
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 ...
CHAMBER'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE (1901)
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 ...
Chambers's Encyclopaedia: Catarrh to Dion (1896)
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 ...
The New international encyclopaedia (1918)
by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams
The domesticated llama and alpaca and the wild vicufia belong especially to the mountain regions; among the other animals of the highlands are the tarueo, a deer, the viscacha, a large rodent, the atoc, a species of fox, the puma, and two ...
Grand Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animated Nature (1855)
Embracing a Full Description of the Different Races of Men, and of the Characteristic Habits and Modes of Life of the Various Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Reptiles, and Microscopic Animalcula of the Globe. Being a Complete History of the Animal Kingdom by John Frost
X Viscacha. '* it forms the principal game of the inhabitants. MARMUTS. THE CHINCHILLA, AGOUTI AND GUINEA PIG.
The National standard encyclopedia (1884)
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.
Courses of reading and study in the New international encyclopaedia. Editors: Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thruston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1911)
Vampire Everyone is aware that different Veery parts of the earth's surface have Viper different faunas, and that this conVireo dition apparently remains permanent, Viscacha except when, by means of civilization Vulture or commerce, certain ...
The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals (2009)
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 ...
The New international encyclopaedia. Courses of reading and study (1916)
by Herbert Treadwell Wade
Tapir Tarantula Tautog Termite Terrapin Terrier Thread-worms Thrush Tick Tiger Tiger-hunting Tilefish Titmouse Toad Toucan Tree-frog Trogon Trout Tsetse-fly Turbot Turkey Turtle Umbrella-bird Vampire Veery Viper Vireo Viscacha Vulture ...
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A viscacha, a relative of the chinchilla. Altiplano.
Photo credit: Alastair Rae
- Machu Picchu: Viscacha
Part rabbit, part squirrel, all adorable.
Photo credit: audrey_sel
- 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.
Photo credit: brian.gratwicke
- 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...
- 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...
- Baby Viscacha
What to name her? Any ideas? Just like chinchillas, viscacha's love to take dust baths.
- Feeding Viscacha
Feeding Viscacha 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...
- Viscacha jumps in a hole
A viscacha jumps in a hole in Southern Bolivia.
Different viscacha during various seasons of the year at La Silla Observatory, Chile.
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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