Chincha


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Chin´cha


n.1.(Zool.) A south American rodent of the genus Lagotis.
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Visitors with any basic astronomical knowledge cannot be confused as to which side is the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, because on the north arm of the T is a stucco representation of a polar bear with the seven stars of the Big Dipper, over which is the inscription "Chincha" ("North" in the native Quichua language).
Another holiday tale, Linda Villarosa's "In Search of Black Peru: Christmas in El Carmen," takes place in that country's Chincha region, where the first Africans arrived in the early sixteenth century with the Spanish conquistadors.
Pinnixa valdiviensis Rathbun, 1907 Distribution: Chincha Island (Peru) to Corral (type locality), Punta Arenas and Strait of Magellan, Chile (Schmitt et al., 1973); Bahi a San Julian, Santa Cruz, Argentina (Torres, 2006) Host: Records of Garth (1957) in tubes of the polychaete, Chaetopterus variopedatus (Renier, 1804) are inconclusive; in burrows of Urechis chilensis (Muller, 1852), intertidal to 45 meters (Retamal & Trucco, 1973; Torres, 2006).