pichiciago

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pichiciago

(pĭch'ĭsēä`gō): see armadilloarmadillo
, New World armored mammal of the order Edentata, a group that also includes the sloth and the anteater, characterized by peglike teeth without roots or enamel. Armadillos are found from Argentina to Panama, with one species reaching the southern United States.
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(65.) Irina Podgorny, "Diplomacia, pichiciegos, megaterios y gliptodontes.
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).