Ctenomys talarum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

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).
Population Trend: Unknown

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.).
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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