|Scientific Name:||Ctenomys mendocinus Philippi, 1869|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Synonym C. haigi according to Wilson and Reeder (1993). G. Amori (pers. comm. 2001) advises retaining the species since it is recognized by Nowak (1999). Retained until taxonomic revision of the whole genus is undertaken.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Bidau, & 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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|Range Description:||This species occurs in Argentina on eastern slopes of the Andes from Santa Cruz north to Mendoza Provinces (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005). Elevation at locations of known occurrence ranges from 460 to 3,400 m asl. (Rosi et al. 2002).|
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||Gestation length is 95 days and the average young per litter is 2.9 (Busch et al., 2000)|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits semixeric to xeric habitats with grasses and shrub communities (Larrea sp.) that are predominantly on poorly developed sandy and gravelly soils (Mora et al. 2003).|
|Generation Length (years):||1-2|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures in place to protect this species. It is not known if any are needed.|
|Errata reason:||This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.|
Busch, C., Antinuchi, C.D., del Valle, J.C., Kittlein, M.J., Vasallo, M.J. and Zenuto, R.R. 2000. Population ecology of subterranean rodents. In: E. lacey, J.L. Patton and G.N. Cameron (eds), Life underground. The biology of subterranean rodents, pp. 186-226. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 2016).
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 April 2017).
Mora, M., Olivares, A.I. and Vassallo, A.I. 2003. Size, shape, and structural versitility of the skull of the subterranean rodent Ctenomys (Rodentia, Caviomorpha): functional and morphological analysis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78: 85-96.
Nowak, R.M. 1991. Walker's Mammals of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA and London, UK.
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
Rosi, M. I., Puig, S., Videla, F., Madoery, L. and Roig, V. G. 1992. Estudio ecologico del roedor subterraneo Ctenomys mendocinus en la precordillera de Mendoza, Argentina: ciclo reproductivo y estructura etaria. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 65: 221-233.
Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. 1993. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, USA.
Woods, C.A. and Kilpatrick, C.W. 2005. Infraorder Hystricognathi. In: Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 1538-1599. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
|Citation:||Bidau, & Ojeda, R. 2016. Ctenomys mendocinus. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T5814A115080043.Downloaded on 17 November 2017.|
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