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- n. Alternative form of viscacha.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as viscacha.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See viscacha.
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But as soon as these wild regions are settled by man the pumas are exterminated, and the sole remaining foe of the vizcacha is the fox, comparatively an insignificant one.
I have also mentioned that the vizcacha is a tame familiar creature.
The vizcacha is the most common rodent on the pampas, and the Rodent order is represented by the largest number of species.
The mountain vizcacha (Lagdium viscacia) is a large rodent in the chinchilla family that inhabits rocky outcrops in the high Andes Mountains of central Chile.
Others may soon follow the same dismal route, including the beautiful cloud rat of the Philippines, the hare-like mare of Argentina, the vizcacha of southern South America, and the gentle hutias of the Caribbean.
This could be organized so as to keep vizcacha numbers in check while sustaining a small chain of processing plants by providing a constant supply of meat and skins.
City markets in different parts of Latin America carry guinea pig, pace, capybara, and vizcacha.
Growth rates in vizcacha (Lagostomus maximus) in San Luis, Argentina.
Ecologia de la vizcacha (Lagostomus maximus maximus Blainv.) en el nordeste de la provincia de Entre Rios.
Other rodents might also be suited to domestication; for instance, the potentially tamable, clean-living species of South American fields and woodlands - agouti, capybara, hutia, mare, coypu, pace, and vizcacha.