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Foch's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys fochi) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to northwestern Argentina, where it is known from southwestern Catamarca Province. The species is named after World War I general Ferdinand Foch.[3]

Foch's tuco-tuco
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Ctenomyidae
Genus: Ctenomys
C. fochi
Binomial name
Ctenomys fochi
Thomas, 1919


  1. ^ Ojeda, R. (2019). "Ctenomys fochi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2019: e.T136499A22193166. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T136499A22193166.en. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  2. ^ 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. pp. 1563–1564. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.