Isothrix pagurus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Echimyidae

Scientific Name: Isothrix pagurus
Species Authority: Wagner, 1845
Common Name(s):
English Plain Brush-tailed Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Patton, J. & Bonvicino, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed stable population, it likely occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This rodent occurs in the Amazon Basin of Central Brazil from Río Madeira east to Río Tapajoz and north to lower Río Negro (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999, Woods, 1993).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population or abundance.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in Terra Firme forests, associated with black water rivers.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats identified at this time.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has not been reported from any protected areas, although its distribution range includes a number of protected areas (Patton, J. pers. comm.).

Citation: Patton, J. & Bonvicino, C. 2008. Isothrix pagurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10879A3224821. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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