Wolffsohn's viscacha

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Wolffsohn's viscacha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Chinchillidae
Genus: Lagidium
Species: L. wolffsohni
Binomial name
Lagidium wolffsohni
(Thomas, 1907)

Wolffsohn's viscacha (Lagidium wolffsohni) is a rare species of rodent in the family Chinchillidae. This species occurs in southwestern Argentina and adjacent Chile.[1]

Habitat and ecology[edit]

It occurs up to about 4,000 m (13,000 ft) above sea level. It is found in rocky outcrops in mountainous areas.[1]


  1. ^ a b c R. Ojeda & C. Bidau (2013). "Lagidium wolffsohni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 

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