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Ctenomys dorbignyi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CTENOMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Ctenomys dorbignyi
Species Authority: Contreras & Contreras, 1984
Taxonomic Notes: There are taxonomic concerns regarding this species (Bidau pers. comm.). See Wilson and Reeder (2005) for a full synopsis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because, although it is relatively abundant within its small range (3 disjunct locations), its extent of occurrence is less than 10,000 km², and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable under criterion B1b(iii). Species is persecuted as agricultural pests because their holes may cause harm to livestock.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in north eastern Argentina, in Corrientes Province (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005). Two small outlier localities included in southern portion of the distribution (Bidau and Lessa pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: There are three main populations, which are also severely fragmented.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information available about the ecology and habitat requirements of this species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is considered a pest in the north and is because they invade fields to eat vegetables. Their burrows also cause horses to harm their legs. For these reasons they are considered a pest and hunted (Bidau pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is no information available about any conservation measures being made to protect this species. Further research is necessary to clarify the true status of this species.

Citation: Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Ctenomys dorbignyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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