from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small species of armadillo indigenous to the elevated plateau of Bolivia; any armadillo.


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  • Mammals in the region include vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), puma (Felis concolor), andean cat (Felis jacobita), andean fox (Pseudalopex culpaeus), and quirquincho (Chaetophractus nationi).

    Central Andean dry puna

  • The most characteristic mammal fauna of the Monte are the edentates quirquincho chico or piche llorón (Chaetophractus vellerosus), pichiciego (Chlamyphorus tuncatus), carnivores such as puma (Felis concolor), zorro gris chico (Pseudalopex griseus), zorrino chico (Conepatus castaneus), huroncito or hurón chico (Lyncodon patagonicus), the ungulate guanaco (Lama guanicoe), and the rodents cuis chico (Microcavia australis), mara (Dolichotis sp.).

    Argentine Monte


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