Gyldenstolpia fronto chacoensis (Gyldenstolpe, 1932)

Chaco fossorial giant rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Scapteromys chacoensis Gyldenstolpe, 1932 (original combination); Kunsia fronto chacoensis (Gyldenstolpe, 1932)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1896

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Chaco region, Argentina


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gyldenstolpe, N. (1932). A new Scapteromys from Chaco Austral, Argentine. Arkiv för Zoologi, 24B(1):1-2.


Other references:

Pardiñas, U.F.J., D’Elía, G. and Teta, P. 2008. Una introducción a los mayo-res sigmodontinos vivientes: revisión de Kunsia Hershkovitz, 1966 y des-cripción de un nuevo género (Rodentia: Cricetidae). Arquivos do MuseuNacional, Rio de Janeiro 66: 509-594.

Pardinas, U., D'Elia, G., Teta, P. & Patterson, B. 2018. Gyldenstolpia fronto. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T11062A22388720. Downloaded on 20 December 2020.

Patton, J.L., Pardiñas, U.F.J. and D'Elía, G. 2015. Mammals of South America: Volume 2, Rodents. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.


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