Ctenomys bonettoi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Ctenomyidae

Scientific Name: Ctenomys bonettoi Contreras & Berry, 1982
Common Name(s):
English Bonetto's Tuco-tuco
Taxonomic Source(s): Bidau, C.J. 2015. Family Ctenomyidae Lesson, 1842. In: Patton, J.L., Pardiñas, U.F.J. and D’Elía, G. (eds), Mammals of South America, pp. 818-877. The University of Chicago Press.
Taxonomic Notes: Very similar to mendocinus and haigi based on isozymes (Sage et al. 1986a). This species needs taxonomic clarification.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km² and its distribution is fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to agricultural expansion.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in north eastern Argentina in southeastern Chaco Province (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005). Type locality at 26.48 and 59.33 (in decimal degrees)
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Population [top]

Population:Populations fragmented (Bidau pers. comm.)
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is no information about the habitat and ecology of this species. The range overlaps C. argentinus so may be similar.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is the loss of its habitat due to agricultural expansion for the growth of soy (Bidau and Ojeda pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found within Parque Nacional del Chaco (Ojeda and Bidau pers. comm.).

Citation: Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Ctenomys bonettoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5799A11702794. . Downloaded on 25 September 2017.
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