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Oxymycterus josei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Oxymycterus josei
Species Authority: Hoffmann, Lessa & Smith, 2002

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Queirolo, D. & Geise, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat. The species is only found in one type locality, it is under threat from urban expansion and tourism development, and it is restricted to a wetland habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in southern Uruguay, south of the Río Negro (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Uruguay
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Population [top]

Population: This species is poorly known; there are only a few locations known.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This rodent occurs in wetlands, scrub, humid grasslands, sandy areas (Queirolo pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are habitat destruction, tourism development, and urban expansion.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Is not found in any protected areas (at the moment national system of protected areas is being developed in Uruguay) (G. D'Elia. pers. comm)

Citation: Queirolo, D. & Geise, L. 2008. Oxymycterus josei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.
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