Berg's tuco-tuco

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Berg's tuco-tuco
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. bergi
Binomial name
Ctenomys bergi
Thomas, 1902

Berg's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys bergi) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae,[2] named after the Latvian-Argentine biologist Frederico Guillermo Carlos Berg.[3] It is endemic to northwestern Córdoba Province in central Argentina.[2] Its habitat is grassy areas overlying sand dunes.[1] The species is threatened by the degradation and severe fragmentation of its small habitat.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). Ctenomys bergi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 18 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b Woods, C. A.; Kilpatrick, C. W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1561. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 39. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.