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]
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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
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In 1824, he brought back to Philadelphia a pichiciego pampeano or blind armadillo (clamypborous trucatus), which he donated to the local museum.
Segun un informe realizado por el Gobierno de la Provincia de San Luis en 2014, los principales mamiferos en la zona son: laucha de campo (Calomys laucha), zorrino (Conepatus chinga), vizcacha (Lagostomus maximus), pichiciego (Chlamiphorus truncatus), iguana (Tupinambis sp.), iguanas (lagarto colorado y overo), mara (Dolichotis patagonum), cuis chico (Microcavia australis).
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).