Ctenomys talarum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Ctenomyidae

Scientific Name: Ctenomys talarum 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.
Taxonomic Notes: This is a subspecies with C. bergi, C. fochi, C. haigi, C. juris, C. occultus, C. recessus and C. tucummanus of C. mendacious (Bidau 2015). Possibly also refered to as C. talarum saltarius (Bidau 2015).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-08
Assessor(s): Bidau, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R.
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 three disjunct populations (Justo et al. 2003). It is found on the coastal plains in the Buenos Aires province (Bidau 2015).
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information about the current status of this species.
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., Bidau 2015). 

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).
Generation Length (years):1-2

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. 2016. Ctenomys talarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T5828A22195175. . Downloaded on 20 January 2018.
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