D'Orbigny's tuco-tuco

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D'Orbigny's tuco-tuco
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. dorbignyi
Binomial name
Ctenomys dorbignyi
Contreras & Contreras, 1984
Ctenomys dorbignyi distribution.svg
Geographic range

D'Orbigny's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys dorbignyi) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae,[2] named after French naturalist Alcide d'Orbigny.[3] It is found in northeast Argentina. Its karyotype has 2n = 70, FN = 84-88, which is cytogenetically indistinguishable from some populations of C. pearsoni; the latter taxon may actually represent several species.[2]


  1. ^ Bidau, C.; Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). "Ctenomys dorbignyi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T136234A4263536. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136234A4263536.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1562–1563. 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. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.