Necromys benefactus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Necromys benefactus (Thomas, 1919)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-02
Assessor(s): Pardinas, U., Teta, P. & D'Elia, G.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
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:North Central Argentina (Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe Provinces to the Pampas and Buenos Aires Provinces at South).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:There are good population studies, indicating that is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Grasslands and Espinal (thorn bushes in dry lowlands). It is a carrier of a try of portavirus (Teta, P., comm. Pers.)
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agricultural and cattle farming activates are threats to populations across much of the species range, in fact it has been extirpated from the type locality.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in several protected areas.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Pardinas, U., Teta, P. & D'Elia, G. 2016. Necromys benefactus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136665A115211142. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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