Juscelinomys candango 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Juscelinomys candango Moojen, 1965
Common Name(s):
English Candango Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Leite, Y. & Patterson, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded since 1960, and exhaustive surveys in suspected habitat throughout its historic range have failed to record an individual. The entire region surrounding the type locality (now Brasila) has been converted from native habitats to an urban center with extensive ongoing suburban sprawl. The species likely went extinct shortly after being discovered.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was described in 1965 and is known only by type locality: Central Brazil, Federal District, Brasilia, Parque Zoobotanico, at 1,030 m (Musser and Carleton, 1993).
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Population [top]

Population:Many studies have attempted to collect this species in the wild but no individuals have been recorded in the last 48 years (Marinho-Filho pers. comm.).
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A semi-fossorial species first discovered in 1960 on the site of the capital, Brasília, which at the time was under construction; the species has not been collected since even after many attempts specifically to locate remaining populations.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has not been seen since discovered and is presumed to be extinct, as the entire region where it was discovered has been converted to a city and more recently urban sprawl.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is considered to be extinct.

Citation: Leite, Y. & Patterson, B. 2008. Juscelinomys candango. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10946A3228892. . Downloaded on 23 September 2017.
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