Roig's tuco-tuco

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Roig's tuco-tuco
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. roigi
Binomial name
Ctenomys roigi
Contreras, 1988

Roig's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys roigi) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to a small region near the Paraná River in Corrientes Province, northeastern Argentina, where lives on sand dunes, and near rivers.[1] Development is degrading and shrinking this habitat, threatening the rodent's survival.[1] The species is named after Argentine zoologist Virgilio G. Roig.[3] Its karyotype has 2n = 48 and FN = 80.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Bidau, C.; Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). "Ctenomys roigi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 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. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 346. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.