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Oligoryzomys rupestris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Oligoryzomys rupestris
Species Authority: (Weksler & Bonvicino, 2005)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species was listed as Data Deficient in view it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. Further research on Campo Rupestre formations in Cerrado is necessary to determine the true distribution of this species and to better evaluate its conservation status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two localities from Campo Rupestre in high altitude Cerrado (Weksler and Bonvicino, 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: This species is rare and occurs in low densities. For additional information see Weksler and Bonvicino (2005).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This rodent is a specialist of high altitude areas (Weksler and Bonvicino, 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats at this time.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Chapada dos Veadeiros and Chapada Diamantinha protected areas (Weksler and Bonvicino, 2005; Geise pers. comm.).

Citation: Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C. 2008. Oligoryzomys rupestris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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