This pie chart shows the relative likelihood of observing particular other species commonly observed near Zaedyus pichiy
These species are those which most commonly occur in our observation database near Zaedyus pichiy. Observations favor some phyla over others. Typically Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, and Arthropods are more common in the field than in our records.
This species ranges from Argentina (Mendoza, San Luis, and southwestern Buenos Aires) and eastern Chile south to the Straits of Magellan. It is found from sea level to 2,450 m asl.
This mostly solitary species is found in xeric desert, grassland, shrubland, and Patagonian steppe habitats; always with sandy soils (including volcanic soil). It can be found in some degraded habitats. Animals have a relatively large home range within their arid habitat. The female gives birth to between one and two young.
In sections below, we make some habitat inferences based on the known habitat preferences of those species most commonly associated with Zaedyus pichiy.
boreal forest, cultivated areas, deciduous woods and forests, desert, disturbed sites, fields, forest edges, forests, gardens, grasslands, meadows, pasture, pine forests, rain forest.
brackish water, ditches, estuaries, lagoon, lakes, marshes, pelagic, ponds, rivers, shores, streams, swamps.