Northern Viscachas Skull Replica measures 3.0 inches. Northern Viscachas Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Northern viscacha or Lagidium peruanam grows to a head and body length of 12 to 18 in. with a bushy tail nearly as long which can be curled in a coil. The adult weight is between 32 and 56 oz.

Its long ears are furry and its body fur is dense and soft, but the tail has coarser hairs. The dorsal surface ranges from dark grey at lower altitudes to brown at higher elevations. The ventral surface is cream or pale grey and the tip of the tail is reddish-brown or black.

The Northern viscacha or Lagidium peruanam is native to central and southern Peru and northern Chile, and may also be present in the area around Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia. Its altitude range extends from 980 to 16,400 ft. above sea level.

It makes its home in crevices in the rock and is found in various habitats where suitable rocky outcrops are found. Most populations of Lagidium peruanam occur between the tree line and the snow line, but the distribution is patchy with the animal being common in some localities and absent in others even though the habitat seems equally suitable.

The Northern viscacha or Lagidium peruanam is a herbivore and feeds on a variety of plant material, including grasses, roots, and seeds. Breeding usually takes place during October and November. A litter usually consists of a single pup born after a gestation period around 140 days. The young is weaned when about 8 weeks old.

Lagidium peruanam is preyed on by the Andean mountain cat, the colocolo, and the culpeo in high-altitude desert regions.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 3.0 in
Northern Viscachas Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Superfamily: Chinchilloidea
Family: Chinchillidae
Binomial name: Lagidium peruanum
Conservation status: Least concern