Highland Tuco-tuco

Highland Tuco-tuco
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. opimus
Binomial name
Ctenomys opimus
Wagner, 1848

C. o. luteolus Thomas, 1900
C. o. nigriceps Thomas, 1900
C. o. opimus Wagner, 1848

The Highland Tuco-tuco (Ctenomys opimus) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.


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