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Ctenomys fodax

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CTENOMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Ctenomys fodax
Species Authority: Thomas, 1910
Taxonomic Notes: Included in magellanicus by Osgood (1943). Karyotype has 2n = 28 and FN = 42 (Reig et al. 1992). Reig et al. (1992) suggested that a specimen with this karyotype reported by Gallardo (1991) as Ctenomys sp. (aff. colburni) from Chile Chico on the west shore of General Carrera Lake (46°32?S, 71°45?W) was actually fodax (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 Data Deficient due to continuing uncertainty on the species distribution, threats and conservation measures. This species is suspected to be threatened, however, there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirement; thus it is not possible to assess the species against criteria for threat. Further taxonomic information may change species status in the future. It is known only from type locality.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known only from the type locality Lago Blanco (46oS, 71oW), Chubut, southern Argentina (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the population size of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

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): There is no information available on any threats to this species.

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 fodax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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