Magellanic tuco-tuco

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Magellanic tuco-tuco
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. magellanicus
Binomial name
Ctenomys magellanicus
Bennett, 1836

C. m. dicki Osgood, 1943
C. m. fueginus Philippi, 1880
C. m. magellanicus Bennett, 1836
C. m. osgoodi Allen, 1905

The Magellanic tuco-tuco (Ctenomys magellanicus) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is found in Argentina and Chile. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is also known as the cururo by the Ona culture of Tierra del Fuego.


  1. ^ Bidau, C.; Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). "Ctenomys magellanicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 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: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1538–1600. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  • Wilson, David. Indigenous South Americans of the Past and Present. Westview Press, 1999.