Phyllomys kerri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Echimyidae

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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-10
Assessor(s): Leite, Y. & Loss, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Naylor, L., Patterson, B. & Roach, N.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from its type locality in Saõ Paulo, Brazil (Leite and Loss 2015). The type locality is Estaçao Experimental de Ubatuba, Ubatuba municipality (Fabre 2016, Emmons et al. 2002).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):5
Upper elevation limit (metres):15
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Population [top]

Population:This rodent is known from only 3 specimens from 1940s, not re-surveyed in recent history (Leite 2003).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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, Leite and Loss 2015).

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. & Loss, C. 2016. Phyllomys kerri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136682A22210378. . Downloaded on 26 October 2016.
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