Plains viscacha

Plains viscacha

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Lagostomus maximus
WEIGHT
2.000-8.000 kg

The plains viscacha or plains vizcacha is a species of viscacha, a rodent in the family Chinchillidae. 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 in its family. They construct elaborate burrows that house successive colonies for decades. The plains viscacha should not be confused with the plains viscacha rat.

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Distribution

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical realms

Plains viscacha habitat map

Habits and Lifestyle

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
145 to 166 days
BABY CARRYING
1.000 to 4.000

References

1. Plains viscacha Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plains_viscacha
2. Plains viscacha on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/11170/78320596

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