Flamarion's tuco-tuco

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Flamarion's tuco-tuco
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. flamarioni
Binomial name
Ctenomys flamarioni
Travi, 1981
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Flamarion's tuco-tuco[2] or tuco-tuco of the dunes,[1] Ctenomys flamarioni, is a South American rodent species of the family Ctenomyidae.[2] Its karyotype has 2n = 48 and FN = 50-78.[2] It is found in coastal dunes of Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil.[2] The species is threatened by habitat loss due to dune removal and urbanization.[1] It is named after Brazilian biologist Luiz Flamarion B. de Oliveira.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Catzeflis, F., Patton, J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M. (2008). Ctenomys flamarioni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d 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. 1563. 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. 136). ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.