Ctenomys emilianus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ctenomys emilianus
Species Authority: Thomas & St. Leger, 1926
Common Name(s):
English Emily's Tuco-tuco

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 Near Threatened because it occurs in several small, widely separated subpopulations within a relatively small range and confined to sand dune habitats. Increasing threats are causing a population decline but not currently at the rate necessary to qualify for Vulnerable under criterion A.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Argentina in Neuquén Province and is confined to sand dune habitats at about 800 m asl (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005).
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Population [top]

Population: It is found in very few localities, a rare species (Bidau and Ojeda pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits sand dune habitats at about 800 m (Pearson 1984, cited in Mora et al. 2003).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Only few populations of this species are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in the El Tromen Provincial Park. This species is listed as Vulnerable in the Argentinian Red List (Ojeda and Diaz 2000).

Citation: Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Ctenomys emilianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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