Marmosops juninensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae

Scientific Name: Marmosops juninensis
Species Authority: (Tate, 1931)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Pacheco, V., Solari, S. & Patterson, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a very small geographic range (<20,000 km²), is known from only less than 10 locations and populations are in continuing decline due to conversion for forested habitats to agriculture and illicit crops.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known only from the Chanchamayo Valley of Peru (Gardner, 2007). The type locality of this species is Utcuyacu, between Tarma and Chanchamayo, Junin (11°12'S, 75°28'W, 1463 m) (Voss et al., 2004). Also, there may be an additional record from Huanuco Department, central Peru (V. Pacheco pers. comm.). It has an altitudinal range of 1,460 m up to 2,200 m (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1460
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2200
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Population [top]

Population: The species is known only from the holotype and one additional individual (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found only in primary montane forest. Other ecological aspects are unknown (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is agricultural expansion in the area, mainly subsistence agriculture. In the lower elevation, there are illicit (coca) crops which may expand further (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has not been recorded from a protected area. There is only one protected area between the two localities in the known habitat, Yanachaga-Chemillen National Park (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).

Citation: Pacheco, V., Solari, S. & Patterson, B. 2008. Marmosops juninensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136364A4281010. . Downloaded on 31 May 2016.
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