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Variation in Chromosome Number within the Genus Ctenomys and Description of the Male Karyotype of Ctenomys talarum talarum Thomas

Naturevolume 212pages436438 (1966) | Download Citation



Ctenomys is a highly diversified polytypic genus of South American Caviomorph rodents, of the family Octodontidae. With their burrowing habits, the species of this genus, commonly named tuco-tucos, are the South American equivalent of the subterranean North American pocket gophers (family Geomyidae).

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    Present address: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, Cambridge, 38, Massachusetts


  1. Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Moreno 967, Buenos Aires

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