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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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): D'Elia, G. & Pardinas, U.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in east-central Argentina and eastern Paraguay (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Paraguay
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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).
Population Trend: Stable

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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several proteced areas.

Citation: D'Elia, G. & Pardinas, U. 2008. Scapteromys aquaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 December 2014.
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