Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Erethizontidae

Scientific Name: Sphiggurus roosmalenorum
Species Authority: (Voss & da Silva, 2001)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Leite, Y. & Patterson, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found on the banks of the middle Rio Maderia between 5 and 9o S latitude, Brazil (Wilson and Reeder, 2003).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: This species is rarely encountered and very little is known about it.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The paratype of the species from Santa Maria was taken from local vegetation described as tall "seringal" forest growing on terra firme with abundant rubber trees, Brazil nuts and other trees (Voss et al., 2001)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species, if any, are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas. Further surveys are required to determine its extent of occurrence, its abundance and its habitat requirements.

Citation: Leite, Y. & Patterson, B. 2008. Sphiggurus roosmalenorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136518A4303685. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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