Scaglia's tuco-tuco

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Scaglia's tuco-tuco
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. scagliai
Binomial name
Ctenomys scagliai
Contreras, 1999

Scaglia's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys scagliai) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to a locality in Tucumán Province, northern Argentina. The species is named after Argentine naturalist Galileo Juan Scaglia (1915–1989).[3] Its karyotype has 2n = 36 and FN = 64.[2]


  1. ^ Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). Ctenomys scagliai. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 19 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. 1569. 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. 360. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.