Goodfellow's tuco-tuco

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Goodfellow's tuco-tuco
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. goodfellowi
Binomial name
Ctenomys goodfellowi
Thomas, 1921

Goodfellow's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys goodfellowi) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to Bolivia, where it is found in the Chiquitano dry forest ecoregion, bordering on the cerrado.[1] Its karyotype has 2n = 46 and FN = 68.[2] The species is named after British collector Walter Goodfellow.[3]


  1. ^ a b Dunnum, J. & Bernal, N. (2008). Ctenomys goodfellowi. 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: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1564. 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. 158–9. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.