Porteous's tuco-tuco

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Porteous's tuco-tuco
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. porteousi
Binomial name
Ctenomys porteousi
Thomas, 1916

Porteous's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys porteousi) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to Argentina. The species is named after Lieutenant Colonel John James Porteous (1857–1948) and his nephew Don Cecil John Montague Porteous (1884– 1953), who owned land in Argentina.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). Ctenomys porteousi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ 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. 1568. 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. pp. 592 (see p. 326). ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.