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- n. Alternative spelling of vicuña.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A South American mammal of the camel tribe, Auchenia vicugna or vicuna, related to the llama, guanaco. and alpaca
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- n. a genus of Camelidae
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Although the vegetation is also probably adapted to grazing by native camelids such as vicugna and guanaco, the relatively recent introduction of exotic cattle, especially goats, can also have an important impact.
Chris Gomersall The Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) is classified as "least concern" on the Red List.
The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) – which along with the domesticated llama (Lama glama), the alpaca (Lama pacos), and the wild guanaco (Lama guanicoe) is one of four distinctive camel species found in the Tropical Andes – represents an important conservation success story for this hotspot.
Ten mammal species have been recorded, including spectacled bear Tremarctos ornatus (V), puma Felis concolor incarum, mountain cat F. pajeros, white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus and the vicuna Vicugna vicugna (V) are important indigenous species, but all have been heavily hunted in the past.
Also new to me were Vicuna Vicugna vicugna, a small Andean camelid with rodent-like incisors.
The puma (Puma concolor), a fox (Dusicyon culpaeus) and two camelids, vicugna (Vicugna vicugna) and guanaco (Lama guanicoe), are the largest native animals in the area and are relatively numerous in some parts of the ecoregion.
Parque Provincial San Guillermo has been created especially to protect vicugna populations, and several of the reserves in the south Andean steppe ecoregion also protect guanaco populations.
The most important is the vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), which has been protected since 1965.
The Andean camelids are found in these and other ecoregions, including the vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), llama (Lama glama), guanaco (Lama guanacoe), and alpaca (Lama pacos).
Camelus passed from North America in Asia through Behringia 2-3 million years ago. 2 million years ago, the ancestors of lama and vicugna passed into the Andes coming from North America.