Trinomys moojeni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Trinomys moojeni
Species Authority: (Pessôa, Oliveira & Reis, 1992)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was described in 1992 (Pessôa et al. 1992). Formerly placed in the genus Proechimys, but see Lara and Patton (2000) for reasons to place this taxon in the genus Trinomys.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Catzeflis, F., Patton J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
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. Very few specimens, limited to 2 localities, found at higher elevations, ongoing threats to habitat through deforestation and forest fires.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality Minas Gerais, Brazil (Pessoa, 1992).
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Population [top]

Population: This rodent is not commonly found.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in forest lands above 1,000 m asl; it is present at the border between Cerrado and Atlantic Forest (Leite pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are deforestation and destruction of habitat; also, there are frequent fires in its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: One of two localities where occurs it species is in a protected area. Surveys to determine the extent of occurrence are required.

Citation: Catzeflis, F., Patton J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M. 2008. Trinomys moojeni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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