pichiciego


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Related to pichiciego: Chlamyphorus, chevrotain

pichiciego

or

pichiciago

n, pl -gos
1. (Animals) a very small Argentine armadillo, Chlamyphorus truncatus, with white silky hair and pale pink plates on the head and back
2. (Animals) greater pichiciego a similar but larger armadillo, Burmeisteria retusa
[C19: from Spanish, probably from Guarani pichey small armadillo + Spanish ciego blind]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pichiciego - very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neckpichiciego - very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neck
armadillo - burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates
References in periodicals archive ?
Tambien se hallan diversos edentados como el pichiciego (Chlamyphorus truncatus), el quirquincho (Tolypeutes matacus), el peludo (Chaetophractus villosus) y la mulita (Dasypus hybridus) (Gollan 1958; Manzi y Gallardo 1970).
Los chicos de la guerra sirvio de base para la pelicula ficcional, homonima, dirigida por Bebe Kamin y estrenada en 1984; Los pichiciegos, entretanto, esta construida como el relato que da el unico pichiciego sobreviviente a un hombre que lo entrevista.
In the lowest mountainous regions of the province of Mendoza, within the Nacunan Biosphere Reserve, the most typical animals are the pichiciego (Chlamyphorus), the small gray fox or chilla (Pseudalopex griseus), the jagouarundi (Felis yagouaroundi), and the tortoise (Geochelone chilensis).