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  • noun A small, burrowing, South American edentate (Chlamyphorus truncatus), allied to the armadillos; the pink fairy armadillo.

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  • noun very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neck


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  • The red viscacha rat (Tympanoctomys barrerae) and the pichiciego (Chlamyphorus truncatus) are mammals endemic to this biome; they are also listed as vulnerable according to IUCN categories.

    Argentine Monte 2007

  • 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 2007


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