Ctenomys azarae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ctenomys azarae
Species Authority: Thomas, 1903
Common Name(s):
English Azara's Tuco-tuco

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): 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, 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 Argentina in La Pampa Province (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005).
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Population [top]

Population: This species is made up of several naturally fragmented Populations (Bidau, 2006)
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in psamophile vegetation which is a naturally patchily distributed habitat (Bidau, 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is loss of habitat to agricultural expansion (Bidau, 2006)

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in protected areas.This species is listed as Vulnerable in the Argentinian Red List (Ojeda and Diaz 2000).

Citation: Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Ctenomys azarae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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