Oxymycterus amazonicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Oxymycterus amazonicus Hershkovitz, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-07-11
Assessor(s): Patton, J., Weksler, M. & Percequillo, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Catzeflis, F.
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. Collecting localities recorded so far from voucher-specimens suggest a broad distribution in the Lower Amazon and a high likelihood to occupy disturbed forest or secondary brush formations (Gonçalves and Oliveira pers. comm.).
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is distributed along the Madeira, Xingú, Tocantins and Tapajós river basins, in the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso, Rondônia and Pará (Oliveira and Gonçalves 2015).
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Population [top]

Population:No population estimates are available for this species, but its records suggest stable population sizes (Oliveira and Gonçalves 2015).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in lowland moist forests of the Amazon River basin. It inhabits secondary growth forest and brush formations (Oliveira and Gonçalves 2015).
Generation Length (years):1-2

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., Weksler, M. & Percequillo, A. 2017. Oxymycterus amazonicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T136205A22377842. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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