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Ctenomys colburni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CTENOMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Ctenomys colburni
Species Authority: J.A. Allen, 1903
Common Name/s:
English Bolburn's Tuco-tuco, Colburn's Tuco-tuco

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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Argentina in the extreme western portions of Santa Cruz Province (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005). The species is only known from the type locality (Bidau and Lessa pers. comm.)
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: Very little is known about this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in Patagonian steppes (Lessa pers. comm.)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species, if any, are unknown.

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. This species is considered Endangered in Argentina (Ojeda and Diaz 2000).
Citation: Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Ctenomys colburni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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