Chlamyphorus


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Noun1.Chlamyphorus - pichiciago
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
chlamyphore, Chlamyphorus truncatus, fairy armadillo, pichiciago, pichiciego - very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neck
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Full details of Chlamyphorus truncatus biology, though, might as well be a fairy tale.
Las vizcachas son Langostomus maximus maximus, la variedad que habita en las pampas; los "piches" son de tres tipos: piche lloron (Chaetophractus vellerosus), piche de planicie o de orejas cortas (Zaedyus pichiy) y pichi ciego (Chlamyphorus truncatus).
The same author included in the latest group the genera Chaetophractus, Zaedyus and Chlamyphorus, and reported a different degree of hypertrophy among them.
Entre los primeros se destacan, Chaetophractus villosus y Chaetophractus vellerosus (peludos); Zaedyus pichiy (piche); con influencia chaquena, Tolypeutes mataco (mataco) y Chlamyphorus truncatus (pichiciego) (Braun y Mares 1995; Roig 1972; Vizcaino et al.
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).
They range in size from the 5-inch-long fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) to the 100-pound giant armadillo (Priodontes giganteus) inhabiting the tropical rain forests of South America.