Peruvian tuco-tuco

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Peruvian tuco-tuco
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. peruanus
Binomial name
Ctenomys peruanus
Sanborn & Pearson, 1947

The Peruvian tuco-tuco (Ctenomys peruanus) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae. It is endemic to Peru.


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