Guide of Fauna

Cururo

  • Familia: Octodontidae
    Genero: Spalacopus
    Nombre Cientifico: cyanus

    Distribution: Chile, Caldera (Region III) to Curico (Region VII), from sea level to 3,400 m altitude.

    Habitat: tunnels overgrown land with edible roots or bulbs. Tickets are recognized by molehills.

    Description: cylindrical body, small ears, small eyes and a short tail. His hands have large claws. It has powerful incisors. Their fur is short and jet black.

    Behavior: in their galleries or tunnels built storage caverns edible bulbs and tubes for breeding. Overall not abandon its galleries, but raises its head in the entries when the sun rises. Communicates with sounds that resonate in the tunnels. When the ground vegetation decreases, the colony moves overnight.

    Paises en donde vive la/el Cururo

    CHILE -