Ctenomys goodfellowi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Ctenomyidae

Scientific Name: Ctenomys goodfellowi Thomas, 1921
Taxonomic Source(s): de Freitas, Thales R.O. 2016. Family Ctenomys. In: Wilson, D.E., Lacher, T.E., Jr and Mittermeier, R.A. (eds), Handbook of Mammals of the World.
Taxonomic Notes: Considered a subspecies of boliviensis by Cabrera (1961) and by Woods (1993). Cook and Yates (1994) noted that taxon is distinct from boliviensis at the species level and Anderson (1997) recognized it as a distinct species. The validity of this species is still in discussion. Considered by some authors to be its own distinct species; however, it was not recognized in a recent report concerning Ctenomys species from Bolivia (de Freitas 2016).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-08
Assessor(s): Roach, N. & Naylor, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Bernal, N. & Dunnum, J.
This species is listed as Least Concern as although it is known from relatively restricted areas, it is adaptable to ongoing disturbance and is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from two localities: Nuflo de Chavez, Esperanza, near Concepcion and from 10 km north of San Ramón, La Laguna, both in Santa Cruz Department of southeastern Bolivia (Anderson 1997, de Freitas in press).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population:It is known only from a few specimens.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in Cerrado Chiquitano habitat and may be found in areas disturbed by cattle ranching.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species. The species can be found in disturbed areas, particularly those disturbed by cattle ranching.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not present in any protected areas. Further research is needed into the distribution and ecology of this species.

Citation: Roach, N. & Naylor, L. 2016. Ctenomys goodfellowi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136607A22196835. . Downloaded on 22 January 2018.
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