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Phyllomys mantiqueirensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA ECHIMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Phyllomys mantiqueirensis
Species Authority: Leite, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) 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)
Justification:
This species is listed as Critically Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 100 km², all individuals are in one location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality in the Serra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Leite, 2003). It was collected at 1,800 m elevation.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: Very little is known about populations of this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This rodent is known from mixed montane rainforest at 1,800 m altitude, a very specific and naturally restricted habitat (Leite, 2003).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forest habitat where it occurs is highly reduced and fragmented (Emmons et al., 2002).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species habitat is owned by army for field training, this provides some degree of protection (Y. Leite pers. comm.).

Citation: Leite, Y. & Patterson, B. 2008. Phyllomys mantiqueirensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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