Ctenomys talarum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Ctenomyidae

Scientific Name: Ctenomys talarum
Species Authority: Thomas, 1898
Common Name(s):
English Talas 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.

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
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in eastern Argentina along the coast in Buenos Aires Province, possibly extending to Santa Fe Province (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005). There are 3 disjunct populations (Justo et al., 2003).
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Population [top]

Population:Gestation length of this species ranges between 95 and 102 days (Weir 1974, Zenuto 1999 cited in Busch et al., 2000) and the average young per litter ranges between 4.09-4.52 (Malizia and Busch 1991, 1997, cited in Busch et al. 2000).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in well vegetated grassy habitats that have more or less sandy and friable to hard clay soils (Malizia et al., 1991, Vassallo, 1998). It inhabits highly variable habitat from sand dunes to inland grasslands (Lessa pers. comm.).

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known measures taken to conserve this species.

Citation: Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Ctenomys talarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5828A11749062. . Downloaded on 27 August 2016.
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