Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in northwestern Argentina in Tucumán and Salta Provinces (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits dry areas with xeric vegetation at about 600 m on soft and sandy soils (Reig and Kiblisky, 1969).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
B1ab(i,ii,iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

History
  • 1996
    Lower Risk/near threatened
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
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Population

Population
This species is composed of severely fragmented populations.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is under threat from habitat loss to agricultural expansion.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There is no information available about any conservation measures being made to protect this species. Further research is necessary to clarify the true status of this species.
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Wikipedia

Mottled tuco-tuco

The mottled tuco-tuco (Ctenomys latro) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae.[2] It is endemic to Argentina. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

References

  1. ^ Bidau, C., Lessa, E. & Ojeda, R. (2008). Ctenomys latro. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ Woods, C. A.; Kilpatrick, C. W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1538–1600. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=13400316.
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