Pilar tuco-tuco

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Pilar tuco-tuco
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. pilarensis
Binomial name
Ctenomys pilarensis
Contreras, 1993

The Pilar tuco-tuco (Ctenomys pilarensis) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is found in Ñeembucú and Misiones Departments in southern Paraguay, east of the city of Pilar.[1] The species lives in areas with sandy soil. It is present in a few isolated populations and is threatened by conversion of its habitat to agriculture and its treatment as a pest.[1] Its karyotype has 2n = 48 or 50 and FN = 50.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Bidau, C.; Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). "Ctenomys pilarensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 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. 1568. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.