|Ashy Chinchilla Rat|
|Range||Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.|
Their total length is 21–43 cm, with the body being 15-25 cm and the tail being 6-8 cm. They have soft, thick, silver fur on the top of their bodies, and white or yellow fur on their abdomens. They have four toes on their front feet, and five toes on their back feet.
Behavior and Diet
They are herbivores, so they eat seeds, fruit, and nuts. They make squeaking and grunting noises when they are scared or fighting.
They are hunted for their fur, which is sold in markets, sometimes to tourists.