Phyllomys mantiqueirensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Echimyidae

Scientific Name: Phyllomys mantiqueirensis Leite, 2003
Common Name(s):
English Mantiqueira Atlantic Tree Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-10
Assessor(s): Loss, C. & Leite, Y.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Naylor, L. & Patterson, B.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality in the Serra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Leite and Loss 2015, Leite 2003). It was collected at 1,800 m elevation.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Yes
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:
Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:Very little is known about populations of this species. The only known specimen was collected in a trap 2 m high on a liana connecting two trees (Leite and Loss 2015).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Yes

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). Type locality is in a cool, wet, montane forest with an open overstory on a steep slope with moderately dense undergrowth (Leite and Loss 2015).
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

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 the army for field training, this provides some degree of protection (Y. Leite pers. comm.).

Citation: Loss, C. & Leite, Y. 2016. Phyllomys mantiqueirensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136274A22210858. . Downloaded on 26 September 2017.
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