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Erika's tuco-tuco

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Erika's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys erikacuellarae), is a species of tuco-tuco native to Bolivia.[2][1] Found only in the Cordillera Oriental mountain ranges in the Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca Departments, at elevations of around 810 to 1,800 metres (2,660 to 5,910 ft), the species measures around 287 millimetres (11 13 in) in length and has soft brown and ochraceous orange hair. It was named after Erika Cuéllar, a conservation biologist from Bolivia.[3]

Erika's tuco-tuco
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
C. erikacuellarae
Binomial name
Ctenomys erikacuellarae

The holotype is held at the Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico MSB:Mamm:63391


  1. ^ a b Leslie Reed (17 July 2014). "Gardner leads discovery of four new tuco-tuco species". UNL Today. University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  2. ^ Carson Vaughan (17 July 2014). "Found: 4 New Species of Gopher-Like Mammals". National Geographic. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  3. ^ Gardner, Scott L.; Salazar-Bravo, Jorge; Cook, Joseph A. (17 June 2014). "New Species of Ctenomys Blainville 1826 (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae) from the Lowlands and Central Valleys of Bolivia" (PDF) (62). University of Nebraska State Museum: 12. Retrieved 21 July 2014. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)