Trisha Shetty

Vicugna

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Artiodactyla
Tribe  Lamini
Higher classification  Camelids
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Camelidae
Scientific name  Vicugna
Rank  Genus
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Height  Alpaca: 81 – 99 cm, Vicuña: 75 – 85 cm
Mass  Alpaca: 48 – 84 kg, Vicuña: 35 – 65 kg
Gestation period  Alpaca: 11 – 12 months, Vicuña: 11 months
Lower classifications  Alpaca, Vicuña

Animal vicugna llama


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.

References

Vicugna Wikipedia


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