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Oxymycterus amazonicus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Oxymycterus amazonicus
Species Authority: Hershkovitz, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Patton, J., Catzeflis, F., Weksler, M. & Percequillo, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in lower Amazon Basin, south of the Rio Amazonas between the Rios Tocantins and Madeira, central Brazil, as least as far south as northwest Mato Grosso (Musser et al., 1998; Musser and Carleton, 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: This species is widespread and common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in lowland moist forests of the Amazon River basin.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps numerous protected areas.

Citation: Patton, J., Catzeflis, F., Weksler, M. & Percequillo, A. 2008. Oxymycterus amazonicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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