Famatina tuco-tuco

Famatina tuco-tuco
Famatina tuco-tuco
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. famosus
Binomial name
Ctenomys famosus
Thomas, 1920

The Famatina tuco-tuco (Ctenomys famosus) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to northern Argentina. The common name of the species comes from the municipality, department and mountain range of the same name at the type locality.


  1. ^ Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). Ctenomys famosus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 March 2009.
  2. ^ Woods, Charles A.; Kilpatrick, C. William (16 November 2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi (pp. 1538-1600)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). p. 1563. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=13400298. 

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