Ctenomys maulinus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Ctenomyidae

Scientific Name: Ctenomys maulinus
Species Authority: Philippi, 1872
Common Name(s):
English Maule 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)
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
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in south-central Chile from Talca to Cautin Provinces and in Argentina in Neuquén Province (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Chile
Lower elevation limit (metres): 900
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2000
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available about the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in the Patagonian steppes in the arenas volcanicas between 900-2,000 m asl (Pearson and Christie, 1985).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Part of its range occurs within several protected areas.

Citation: Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Ctenomys maulinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5813A11737779. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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