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Salinomys delicatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Salinomys delicatus
Species Authority: Braun & Mares, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Jayat, J. & Pardinas, U.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements. This species occurs in a very narrow range of ecological requirements (salt flats) which are severely fragmented and which could be threatened by human disturbance, however, this needs to be confirmed before assessing this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in west-central Argentina in San Juan and San Luis Provinces in scrublands associated with salt flats, 380-412 m (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the population and/or abundance of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Salt basins, Several fragmented and found only in seven localities.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is habitat specific to a unique vegetation and geological formation which is sensitive to human disturbance, however, the extent to which this species is affected is unknown and requires research.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in two prteceted areas (Valle Fertil and Sierra de las Quijadas).

Citation: Jayat, J. & Pardinas, U. 2008. Salinomys delicatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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