Talk:Tuco-tuco

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Some comments[edit]

I wonder if porcupines, guinea pigs and capybaras are the most appropriate taxa to list as relatives of tuco-tucos. Yes, they're all 'caviomorphs', but belong to different superfamilies. What about degus, or coypu?

Number of species: The last edition of 'Mammal species of the world' (Woods & Kilpatrick 2005) mentions "about 85 named species" (and who knows how many undescribed ones).

Physical description: Tucos don't have long forefeet (in fact their forelimb bones are relatively short), but long foreclaws. I think the description of the tail as 'hairy' might be misleading. Yes, the tail is covered with soft hairs (as opposed to the scaly tail of a coypu), but not like a chinchilla, or even a degu.

I know that you've authored many rodent articles (great work!). I research tuco-tucos in Argentina, so I'd like to help. However, I've never contributed to Wikipedia, and I'm not sure if I can just edit the article. I'll check back later.

Calimecita (Cecilia)

--163.10.23.1 21:24, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Absent Link[edit]

After creating this article, I was annoyed because it can not be reached through the family Ctenomyidae (see porcupine to get my point).

I created a redirect. This is done by editing the family page (here Ctenomyidae) to simply say #REDIRECT [[tuco-tuco]]. --Aranae 05:06, 3 October 2005 (UTC)