Porteous's Tuco-tuco


Porteous's Tuco-tuco
Porteous's Tuco-tuco
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
Species: C. porteousi
Binomial name
Ctenomys porteousi
Thomas, 1916

Porteous's Tuco-tuco (Ctenomys porteousi) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to Argentina. The species is named after Lieutenant Colonel John James Porteous (1857–1948) and his nephew Don Cecil John Montague Porteous (1884– 1953), who owned land in Argentina.[3]

References

  1. ^ Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). Ctenomys porteousi. 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. 1568. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=13400342. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 592 (see p. 326). ISBN 978-0801893049. OCLC 270129903. http://google.com/books?id=I-kSmWLc6vYC&pg=PA326. 

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