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Roig's tuco tuco

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Rodentia
Genus  Ctenomys
Higher classification  Tuco-tuco
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Ctenomyidae
Scientific name  Ctenomys roigi
Rank  Species
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Roig's tuco-tuco (Ctenomys roigi) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae. It is endemic to a small region near the ParanĂ¡ River in Corrientes Province, northeastern Argentina, where lives on sand dunes, and near rivers. Development is degrading and shrinking this habitat, threatening the rodent's survival. The species is named after Argentine zoologist Virgilio G. Roig. Its karyotype has 2n = 48 and FN = 80.

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