Ctenomys pundti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Ctenomyidae

Scientific Name: Ctenomys pundti Nehring, 1920
Taxonomic Source(s): Parada, A., D'Elía, G., Bidau, C.J. and Lessa, E.P. 2011. Species groups and the evolutionary diversification of tuco-tucos, genus Ctenomys (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae). Journal of mammalogy 97(2).
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)
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).
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Population [top]

Population:This species is naturally rare (Bidau pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136370A4281979. . Downloaded on 21 September 2017.
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