Myoprocta pratti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Dasyproctidae

Scientific Name: Myoprocta pratti
Species Authority: (Pocock, 1913)
Common Name(s):
English Green Acouchi
Taxonomic Source(s): Gilbert, J.A. in press. Family Dasyproctidae. In: Wilson, D.E., Lacher, T.E., Jr and Mittermeier, R.A. (eds), Handbook of Mammals of the World. Vol. 6. Lagomorphs and Rodents: Part 1., Lynx Editions, Barcelona.
Taxonomic Notes: Voss et al. (2001) concluded the Green Acouchies exhibit substantial geographic variation and may represent a complex of closely related species. Wilson and Reeder (2005) followed Voss et al. (2001) in provisionally recognizing the Green Acouchies as M. pratti pending further revision.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Catzeflis, F., Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, 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:The type locality for this species is Rio Maranon, Pongo de Rentema in Peru. Its range extends into eastern Ecuador, southern Columbia, southern Venezuela and south of the Amazon, in the Amazonas and Para regions of northern Brazil.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on population numbers for this species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This terrestrial species occurs in lowland evergreen tropical forest (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999). It can exist in altered areas close to natural forest. It scatters and hoards the fruits and nuts it consumes. Captive studies suggest the species could be monogamous (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999). Gestation is 99 days after which a litter, usually of two, is produced (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species have not been confirmed but M. acouchy is over-hunted within its range. Also, M. acouchy is kept as a pet in some indigenous populations in Brazil, this is probably the case for M. pratti too.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is no information on the conservation status of this species.

Citation: Catzeflis, F., Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C. 2008. Myoprocta pratti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136663A4324763. . Downloaded on 26 August 2016.
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