Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Ctenomyidae
Facts about the family Ctenomyidae, the tuco-tucos
-Tuco-tucos are herbivores that feed primarily on surface-growing vegetation (Busch et al.
Tuco tucos are the cutest!
Tuco-tucos are far more speciose the coruros, even though they have the same ecology and home range.
As with many rodents, tuco-tucos are often considered pests, both for the agricultural damage they cause and also the danger to horses represented by the tunnels, which may collapse beneath the weight of one and cause a damaging fall. (Full text)