Highland tuco-tuco

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Highland tuco-tuco
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. opimus
Binomial name
Ctenomys opimus
Wagner, 1848

C. o. luteolus Thomas, 1900
C. o. nigriceps Thomas, 1900
C. o. opimus Wagner, 1848

The highland tuco-tuco (Ctenomys opimus) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.


  1. ^ Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., Zeballos, N., Vivar, E. & Patterson, B. (2008). Ctenomys opimus. 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. pp. 1538–1600. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.