Pearson's tuco-tuco

Pearson's tuco-tuco

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Ctenomys pearsoni
WEIGHT
200 g
LENGTH
19 cm

Pearson's tuco-tuco is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae. It is endemic to Uruguay, where it is found at elevations below 200 m. This tuco-tuco constructs burrows with multiple openings containing one to two nests of dried grass; it prefers areas of sandy soil but is somewhat adaptable. It is threatened by loss of habitat to development, agriculture and ranching. Multiple karyotypes have been reported, including 2n = 68-70, FN = 80-88, as well as 2n = 56, FN = 77-79, suggesting the taxon may represent several species. C. dorbignyi appears to be cytogenetically indistinguishable from the 2n = 70 form. The species is named after American zoologist Oliver Payne Pearson.

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Fo

Folivore

He

Herbivore

Fo

Fossorial

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Po

Polygyny

Po

Polygamy

So

Solitary

No

Not a migrant

P

starts with

Geography

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Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
BABY CARRYING
2 to 4
INDEPENDENT AGE
2 months

References

1. Pearson's tuco-tuco Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearson's_tuco-tuco
2. Pearson's tuco-tuco on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/5819/22194513

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