Social tuco-tuco

Social tuco-tuco

Social tuco-tuco

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SPECIES
Ctenomys sociabilis
Weight
0.180-0.230 kg

The social tuco-tuco (Ctenomys sociabilis ) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.It is endemic to Argentina.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

Distribution

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The social tuco-tuco is found in the mesic meadows at about 1000 m in elevation. Its range is rather small at about 700 km2, bound by the Rio Limay to the east, the Rio Traful to the north, and the Lago Nahuel Huapi to the south.

Habits and Lifestyle

One of the unique characteristics of this species is its social behavior. This is evidenced by observed adult burrow sharing, female tendency to stay near her birthplace, and alloparental care. With this high degree of sociability, however, there seems to be much less genetic diversity.

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Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
90 to 100 days
BABY CARRYING
2.000 to 6.000

References

1. Social tuco-tuco Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_tuco-tuco
2. Social tuco-tuco on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/5826/22195323

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