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Ctenomys bergi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CTENOMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Ctenomys bergi
Species Authority: Thomas, 1902

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,iii) 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, the extent and quality of its habitat are declining and remaining populations are severely fragmented and in less than 5 locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northwestern Córdoba Province, central Argentina (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: Average density of this species is approximately 16 individuals/ha. This species breeds all year round, with mean litter size being 2.9 (Zenuto and Busch 1998). Populations are fragmented (Bidau 2006).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is restricted to natural grasslands over sand dunes, which are considered as vulnerable habitats. Bidau and Lessa suggest that the species does not occur within grasslands and is restricted mostly to sand dunes (Bidau 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is restricted to natural grasslands over sand dunes, which are considered as vulnerable habitats. Therefore, this species warrants special conservation status (Zenuto and Busch 1998).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed as Vulnerable in the Argentinian Red List (Ojeda and Diaz 2000).

Citation: Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Ctenomys bergi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2014.
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