Pundt's tuco-tuco

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Pundt's tuco-tuco
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. pundti
Binomial name
Ctenomys pundti
Nehring, 1900

Pundt's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys pundti) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to the pampas of southern Córdoba and San Luis Provinces in central Argentina.[1] The species is named after Argentine landowner and collector Moritz Pundt.[3] It has a fragmented population and is threatened by conversion of its habitat to agricultural use.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bidau, C.; Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). "Ctenomys pundti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 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. 1568. 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. 332. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.