Reig's tuco-tuco

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Reig's tuco-tuco
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. osvaldoreigi
Binomial name
Ctenomys osvaldoreigi
Contreras, 1995

Reig's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys osvaldoreigi) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to central Argentina, where it is known only from a grassland location in Cordoba Province at an elevation above 2000 m in the Sierras Grandes.[1] The species is threatened by disruption of its habitat by fire and sheep grazing.[1] It is named after Argentine biologist Osvaldo Reig (1929–1992).[3]


  1. ^ a b c Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). Ctenomys osvaldoreigi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 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. 1567. 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. 302. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.