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Juscelinomys guaporensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Juscelinomys guaporensis
Species Authority: Emmons, 1999
Taxonomic Notes: The holotype and only known specimen was an old individual. If it turns out not to be distinct from J. huanchacae, the latter name will take precedence (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)
Justification:
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, Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado, Flor de Oro, 13°33'S, 61°00'W, 210 m (Emmons, 1999).
Countries:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the holotype.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It was collected in relictual open savanna woodland on upland dense long grass. The savanna where it was collected is an open area surrounded by forest, entirely isolated from other grassland or cerrado habitats (Emmons, 1999). It is not known if it can persist in modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It may be threatened by cattle ranching in the recent past, through modification of the grassland.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Serrania Huanchaca and 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 guaporensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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