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Ctenomys pundti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CTENOMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Ctenomys pundti
Species Authority: Nehring, 1920
Taxonomic Notes: Included in mendocinus by Cabrera (1961).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii) 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 Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its original pampa habitat due to conversion to a variety of different agricultural crops.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Southern Cordoba and southern San Luis Provinces, Argentina (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005). It no longer occurs near the type locality of La Carlota, Cordoba Province (Tiranti et al., 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: This species is naturally rare (Bidau pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Historically, this species natural habitat was Pampas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat loss to conversion to agriculture.

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 pundti. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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