Ctenomys lami 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Ctenomyidae

Scientific Name: Ctenomys lami Freitas, 2001

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R.
Reviewer(s): Chapman, R., 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 kmĀ², in is known from less than 5 locations and the extent and quality of its habitat are declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to southern Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It inhabits a sandy soiled region named 'Coxilha das Lombas', along a narrow line of old sand dunes that extends from north of Guaiba Lake to the northwestern sandbanks of Barros Lake (Freitas, 2001).
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population size of this species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A hybrid zone between C. lami and C. minutus has been identified. The two species were formally separated by a wide humid zone but rice farming has reduced the swamp to a dry region and the two species have been brought together (Gava and Freitas, 2003). Urbanization and the development of agriculture, particularly rice and soybeans, in its limited geographic territory, make C. lami a threatened species (Fernandes, 2007).

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 lami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136567A4311716. . Downloaded on 25 September 2017.
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