Budin's tuco-tuco

Budin's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys budini) was formerly considered a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to southeast Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina.[2] Given the extensive human presence in its limited range, it has been suspected to be threatened.[1] The IUCN currently views it as a subspecies of C. frater.[3] It was named after Emilio Budin, an Argentine specimen collector who worked with Oldfield Thomas.[4]

Budin's tuco-tuco
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
C. budini
Binomial name
Ctenomys budini
Thomas, 1913


  1. ^ a b Bidau, C.; Lessa, E.; Ojeda, R. (2008). "Ctenomys budini". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1562. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Vivar, E. (2018) [errata version of 2017 assessment]. "Ctenomys frater". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T115553730A123796865. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.