Lami tuco-tuco

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Lami tuco-tuco
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. lami
Binomial name
Ctenomys lami
Freitas, 2001

The Lami tuco-tuco (Ctenomys lami) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to an area in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil, where it is found in the vicinity of sand dunes.[1] The species is threatened by urbanization and the conversion of its habitat to agricultural use.[1] Swamp drainage has led to a zone of hybridization with a neighboring population of C. minutus.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Bidau, C.; Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). "Ctenomys lami". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  2. ^ 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. 1565. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.