Coendou ichillus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Erethizontidae

Scientific Name: Coendou ichillus
Species Authority: Voss & da Silva, 2001
Sphiggurus ichillus (Voss & da Silva, 2001)
Taxonomic Source(s): Voss, R.S. 2015. Family Erethizontidae Bonaparte, 1845. In: Patton, J.L., Pardiñas, U.F.J. and D'Elía, G. (eds), Mammals of South America, pp. 786-805. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
Taxonomic Notes: This species formally was included in Coendou (Voss 2015). Bonvicino et al. (2000) suggested that Coendou and Sphiggurus represent distinct lineages that have evolved by different chromosomal mechanisms (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-10
Assessor(s): Weksler, M., Anderson, R.P. & Gómez-Laverde, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Boada, C. & Tirira, D.G.
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its distribution, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is distributed throughout rainforested lowlands of eastern Ecuador and northeastern Peru, and it's reasonable to expect the species throughout northwestern Amazonia (Voss 2015). There is a new record in the Lower Uruamba Region of Peru (Gregory et al. 2015). The altiduinal range is from 300 - 500 m (Barthelmess 2016).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):300
Upper elevation limit (metres):500
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Population [top]

Population:It is uncommon; the species is known only from a few individuals (Voss 2015).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is poorly known. Some field observations of Coendou ichillus are available, all of which come from lowland rainforest. Suggested that they are nocturnal and arboreal (Voss 2015). In regards to the moon phases, there is more activity observed in the lower light phases (Gregory et al. 2015).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has not been recorded from a protected area, but Yasuni National Park is within its known localities (D. Tirira pers. comm.).

Citation: Weksler, M., Anderson, R.P. & Gómez-Laverde, M. 2016. Coendou ichillus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136597A22213629. . Downloaded on 24 October 2016.
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