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Haig's Tuco-tuco

'''Haig's tuco-tuco(Ctenomys haigi), known regionally as the Patagonian tuco-tuco', is a South American hystricognath rodent. Like other tuco-tucos it is and thus not often observed, although the "tuc-tuc" call of the males can be heard near burrow sites, especially in early morning. Like most species in the genus Ctenomys, C. haigi'' are solitary, with one adult per burrow.

Haig's tuco-tuco is native to both Argentine and Chilean Patagonia. Its primary habitat is the Patagonian steppe, but it is also found in Low Monte and Valdivian temperate rain forests ecoregions.


Woods, C. A. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Hystricognathi. Pp 1538-1600 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.

External links

WWF Wildfinder Distribution of C. haigi

Projeto tuco-tuco (in Portuguese)

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