Conservation status

Some tuco-tucos are common (Ctenomys talarum and C. mendocinus), others are restricted to typical localities. The IUCN lists C. magellanicus as Vulnerable, and C. latro, C. mat-tereri, and C. sociabilis as Lower Risk/Near Threatened. No other species are listed.

The decline of some populations is mostly due to urbanization, floodings (natural or artificial), or vulcanism.

Population estimates are variable, from one individual per acre (2.5 individuals per ha) (C. opimus) to 84 individuals per acre (207 individuals per ha) (C. talarum).

No conservation efforts are currently known.

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