The following web site Sobre los camelidos is another Spanish llama page for which the search engine Google offered an automatic translation into English. Again, the word llama translated for some reason into flame which tends to make some of the sentences rather bizarre. The original page has lots of good information, the computer translation is presented here for your amusement.
The camelidos ones are a group of ungulados that were originated in North America does 11 thousand years. From they migrated two groups there. One towards the north by the Straits of Bering went for Asia and I originate today what concomemos like Camello and Dromedario. The other group I migrate towards the south, originating two morphologic types. One of them is the guanacos and their domesticated form the flame. The other group is the vicunas and their form domestic servant the alpaca. This domesticación began 6 thousand years ago. The camelidos ones in North America were extinguished after these migrations.
Then we have a group of ungulados super adapted the average American. Everything what they eat transforms into energy thanks to that they have I number greater of cycles of broods and a greater secretion of gastric juice what brings like consequence a total advantage of which they eat. Also they can consume any type of vegetables that until the domestic animals they reject.
Also he is interesting to know that the camelidos ones do not take by root the grass thanks to a specialized buccal system. They have the divided superior lips and each part of the lip almost works like a finger moviéndo for embracing the grass, its incisive teeth extremely are sharpened, then they cut the grass do not take it.
Another wonderful adaptation is their legs, one of the problems of the desertización is the subject that 7 million ovejitas that eat in Patagonia take the grass and in addition break the ground with its hard hooves. However the camelidos ones not only that have their hooves with plantales pads and when they are above are as his they were quilted, this avoids that the ground is broken.
Therefore, he is as this so exquisitely adapted group I evolve in America, being Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Chile the countries that have but diversity and amount of these animals.
Its wool for a long time is quoted in the textile market by its smoothness and is of distant spot but the valuable one of threads used for the preparation of articles, carpets, etc.
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