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Definition of Viscacha

Viscacha
Viscacha Vis*ca"cha, Viz-cacha Viz-ca"cha, n. [Sp.] (Zo["o]l.) A large burrowing South American rodent (Lagostomus trichodactylus) allied to the chinchillas, but much larger. Its fur is soft and rather long, mottled gray above, white or yellowish white beneath. There is a white band across the muzzle, and a dark band on each cheek. It inhabits grassy plains, and is noted for its extensive burrows and for heaping up miscellaneous articles at the mouth of its burrows. Called also biscacha, bizcacha, vischacha, vishatscha.

Meaning of Viscacha from wikipedia

- rabbits. The viscacha looks much like a rabbit due to convergent evolution. The five extant species of viscacha are: The plains viscacha (Lagostomus maximus)...
- The plains viscacha or plains vizcacha (Lagostomus maximus) is a species of viscacha, a rodent in the family Chinchillidae. It is the only living species...
- The southern viscacha (Lagidium viscacia) is a species of viscacha, a rodent in the family Chinchillidae found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru...
- The northern viscacha (Lagidium peruanum) is a species of viscacha, a rodent in the family Chinchillidae. It is known from Peru and Chile, at elevations...
- polyploidy. The red viscacha rat, Tympanoctomys barrerae, is tetraploid, with 102 chromosomes, and the recently described golden viscacha rat Pipanacoctomys...
- Viscacha rats are a group of rodents in the family Octodontidae. All species are found in Argentina. They are placed in the following genera: Genus Octomys...
- The plains viscacha rat, plains vizcacha rat, red viscacha rat, or red vizcacha rat (Tympanoctomys barrerae) is a species of rodent in the family Octodontidae...
- Wolffsohn's viscacha (Lagidium wolffsohni) is a rare species of rodent in the family Chinchillidae. This species occurs in southwestern Argentina and adjacent...
- Tympanoctomys Plains viscacha rat (Tympanoctomys barrerae) Kirchner's viscacha rat (Tympanoctomys kirchnerorum) Chalchalero viscacha rat (Tympanoctomys...
- The mountain viscacha rat or mountain vizcacha rat (Octomys mimax), historically viscacha rat or vizcacha rat, is a species of rodent in the family Octodontidae...
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