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Scapteromys aquaticus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Scapteromys aquaticus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1920

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-02
Assessor(s): D'Elia, G. & Pardinas, U.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in east-central Argentina and eastern Paraguay (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Argentina; Paraguay
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It is considered a common species. In a study capturing 55 species of rodents in northeastern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, this species was the most abundant (Nava et al. 2003).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A semiaquatic rodent occupying xeromophic woods with trees and shrubs and in coastal areas, riverine marshland (Nava et al. 2003).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Generation Length (years):2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several proteced areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: D'Elia, G. & Pardinas, U. 2016. Scapteromys aquaticus. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136549A115209794. . Downloaded on 26 July 2017.
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