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Ctenomys haigi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CTENOMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Ctenomys haigi
Species Authority: Thomas, 1917
Common Name(s):
English Haig's Tuco-tuco

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Argentina in Chubut and Rio Negro Provinces (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005). Two smaller populations have been added to distribution by Lessa (pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the population size of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species lives in arid, steppe grassland punctuated at irregular intervals by wet meadows known as mallines (marshes) (Lacey and Wieczorek, 2003). The diets of some individuals in the C. haigi study population consisted primarily of Poa pratensis, diets of other individuals were dominated by the grass Stipa speciosa (E. A. Lacey and M. Manacorda; in litt. cited from Lacey and Wieczorek, 2003). Although its primary habitat is Patagonian Steppe it is also found in low Monte and Valdivian rain forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

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.

Citation: Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Ctenomys haigi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 August 2014.
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