Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Juscelinomys huanchacae
Species Authority: Emmons, 1999

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Dunnum, J., Emmons, L., Vargas, J. & Bernal, N.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality: Bolivia, Santa Cruz Department, Velasco Province, Serrania de Huanchaca, Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado, Campamento "Huanchaca II", 14°31'S, 60°44'W, 700 m (Emmons, 1999).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population: This species was common in several localities within the park, but may have recently declined (2004-2007, Emmons unpubl.)
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been recorded from well drained or rarely- and shallowly-flooded open savanna with dense bunch grass and scattered trees or shrubs. It is not known if this species can occur in modified habitats. This species co-occurs with Kunsia tomentosa (Emmons, 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known. There are no people in the area. Failure to burn and overgrowth of the grasslands with shrubs or trees may affect population densities of this species (Emmons, L. pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Serrania Huanchaca, Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. Further research is needed into the distribution, habitat and ecology and threats to this species.

Citation: Dunnum, J., Emmons, L., Vargas, J. & Bernal, N. 2008. Juscelinomys huanchacae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136353A4279423. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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