Haig's Tuco-tuco

Haig's Tuco-tuco
Female Patagonian Tuco-tuco
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. haigi
Binomial name
Ctenomys haigi
(Thomas, 1917)
Subspecies

C. h. haigi Thomas, 1917
C. h. lentulus Thomas, 1919

Haig's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys haigi), known regionally as the Patagonian tuco-tuco, is a South American hystricognath rodent.[2] Like other tuco-tucos it is subterranean and thus not often observed, although the "tuc-tuc" call of the males can be heard near burrow sites, especially in early morning. Like most species in the genus Ctenomys, C. haigi are solitary, with one adult per burrow.

Haig's tuco-tuco is native to Argentine Patagonia. Its primary habitat is the Patagonian steppe, but it is also found in Low Monte and Valdivian temperate rain forests ecoregions.

References

  1. ^ Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). Ctenomys haigi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ Woods, Charles A.; Kilpatrick, C. William (16 November 2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi (pp. 1538-1600)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). p. 1564. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=13400309. 

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