Porteous's tuco-tuco

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]

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


  1. ^ Bidau, C.; Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). "Ctenomys porteousi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T5823A11753930. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T5823A11753930.en. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  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. p. 1568. 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. 326. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.