• A large burrowing South American rodent (Lagostomus
    trichodactylus) allied to the chinchillas, but much larger. Its fur is
    soft and rather long, mottled gray above, white or yellowish white
    beneath. There is a white band across the muzzle, and a dark band on
    each cheek. It inhabits grassy plains, and is noted for its extensive
    burrows and for heaping up miscellaneous articles at the mouth of its
    burrows. Called also biscacha, bizcacha, vischacha, vishatscha.


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