Phyllomys kerri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Phyllomys kerri
Species Authority: (Moojen, 1950)
Taxonomic Notes: This species may be a synonym of Phyllomys nigrispinus (Emmons et al. 2002), but Leite (2003) believes the species to be valid.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Leite, Y. & Patterson, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, taxonomic status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Ubatuba, on the northern coast of Sao Paulo state, Brazil. The type locality is Estaçao Experimental de Ubatuba, Ubatuba municipality (Emmons et al., 2002).
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Population [top]

Population: This rodent is known from only 3 specimens from 1940's, not re-surveyed in recent history (Leite, 2003).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in the Eastern forests. The vegetation in area is broadleaf evergreen rainforest and the elevation is close to sea level (Leite, 2003, Emmons et al., 2002).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forest habitat where it occurs is highly reduced and fragmented (Emmons et al., 2002).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Genetic surveys are required to confirm the species taxonomic status (Y. Leite pers. comm.).

Citation: Leite, Y. & Patterson, B. 2008. Phyllomys kerri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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