Endemic Animals of Rio Grande do Sul








Contomastix vacariensis
Contomastix vacariensis
Contomastix vacariensis is a species of teiid lizard endemic to Brazil.
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Contomastix vacariensis
Guahiba gracile opossum
Guahiba gracile opossum
The Guahiba gracile opossum is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae. It is endemic to southern Brazil, where it is known only from three islands, Guahiba, São Lourenço, and Taquara, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The poorly studied species is presumed to inhabit subtropical forests, and thus to be threatened by deforestation.
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Guahiba gracile opossum
Flamarion's tuco-tuco
Flamarion's tuco-tuco
Flamarion's tuco-tuco or the tuco-tuco of the dunes is a South American rodent species of the family Ctenomyidae. Its karyotype has 2n = 48 and FN = 50
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Flamarion's tuco-tuco
Lami tuco-tuco
Lami tuco-tuco
The Lami tuco-tuco is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae. It is endemic to an area in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil, where it is found in the vicinity of sand dunes. The species is threatened by urbanization and the conversion of its habitat to agricultural use. Swamp drainage has led to a zone of hybridization with a neighboring population of C. minutus.
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Lami tuco-tuco