| Alpaca: 81 – 99 cm, Vicuña: 75 – 85 cm|
Alpaca: 48 – 84 kg, Vicuña: 35 – 65 kg
Alpaca: 11 – 12 months, Vicuña: 11 months
Vicugna is a genus containing two South American camelids, the vicuña and the alpaca.
Previously thought to be descended from the llama, the alpaca was reclassified as part of Vicugna after a 2001 paper on alpaca DNA. The paper showed that the alpaca is descended from the vicuña, not the guanaco.