Abrocoma famatina


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Abrocoma famatina
Species Authority: Thomas, 1920
Common Name(s):
English Famatina Chinchilla Rat
Taxonomic Notes: Previously considered a subspecies of A. cinerea (Ellerman 1940) but was recognized as distinct by Braun and Mares (2002).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Jayat, J. & Ojeda, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient as it has only recently been elevated to species status and there is still very little information known about its range, population status, ecology and threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Sierra de Famatina in Argentina (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005). Its range is thought to extend to eastern San Juan Province, in Argentina (Cabrera, 1961), possibly in Sierra del Valle Fertil and/or Sierra Pie de Palo (Braun and Mares 2002).
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits rocky outcrops in grasslands (Thomas, 1920) at elevations over 3,800 m asl.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas within its range. Further research is needed to determine the species' range, population status, threats and ecology.

Citation: Jayat, J. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Abrocoma famatina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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