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Lama pacos
(alpacas)

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Lama pacos (alpacas)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Lama pacos
  • Preferred Common Name
  • alpacas
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Mammalia

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Alpacas of the Huacaya type produce softer, shorter and more crimped wool than Suri type.
TitleHuacaya type
CaptionAlpacas of the Huacaya type produce softer, shorter and more crimped wool than Suri type.
CopyrightMarcelo A. Aba
Alpacas of the Huacaya type produce softer, shorter and more crimped wool than Suri type.
Huacaya typeAlpacas of the Huacaya type produce softer, shorter and more crimped wool than Suri type.Marcelo A. Aba
Adult female alpaca of the Huacaya type.
TitleHuacaya female
CaptionAdult female alpaca of the Huacaya type.
CopyrightMarcelo A. Aba
Adult female alpaca of the Huacaya type.
Huacaya femaleAdult female alpaca of the Huacaya type. Marcelo A. Aba
Group of mature alpacas, showing the appearance of an animal of the Suri type (front). Suri have long, straight and wavy wool fibres.
TitleSuri type
CaptionGroup of mature alpacas, showing the appearance of an animal of the Suri type (front). Suri have long, straight and wavy wool fibres.
CopyrightMarcelo A. Aba
Group of mature alpacas, showing the appearance of an animal of the Suri type (front). Suri have long, straight and wavy wool fibres.
Suri typeGroup of mature alpacas, showing the appearance of an animal of the Suri type (front). Suri have long, straight and wavy wool fibres.Marcelo A. Aba
TitleYoung alpaca
Caption
CopyrightMarcelo A. Aba
Young alpacaMarcelo A. Aba
Young alpaca (front) grazing with his mother.
TitleFemale and young
CaptionYoung alpaca (front) grazing with his mother.
CopyrightMarcelo A. Aba
Young alpaca (front) grazing with his mother.
Female and youngYoung alpaca (front) grazing with his mother.Marcelo A. Aba
Black male Alpaca.
TitleMale
CaptionBlack male Alpaca.
CopyrightMarcelo A. Aba
Black male Alpaca.
MaleBlack male Alpaca.Marcelo A. Aba
TitleSheared alpaca
Caption
CopyrightMarcelo A. Aba
Sheared alpacaMarcelo A. Aba

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Lama pacos (Linnaeus, 1758)

Preferred Common Name

  • alpacas

Other Scientific Names

  • Huacaya type
  • Suri type

International Common Names

  • English: alpaca

DADIS local name

  • Ecuadorian Alpaca
  • Wayaca

DADIS main name

  • Chilian Alpaca
  • Huacaya
  • Llamingos-pucungos
  • Suri

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Mammalia
  •                     Order: Artiodactyla
  •                         Suborder: Tylopoda
  •                             Family: Camelidae
  •                                 Genus: Lama
  •                                     Species: Lama pacos