Akodon reigi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Akodon reigi
Species Authority: González, Langguth & Oliveira, 1998
Common Name(s):
English Reig’s Akodont, Reig’s Grass Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: This species could be synonymous with A. paranensis (A. Langguth pers. comm.). Subgenus Akodon, A. cursor species group sensu Rieger et al. (1995). Formerly Muridae family. Principally contrasted to A. cursor and A. serrensis; misattributed reports of this new species as A. serrensis clarified by González et al. (1998). Status and distributional limits with regard to A. mystax and especially A. paranaensis require careful review (see discussion by Pardiñas et al. 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Langguth, A. & de Oliveira, L.F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its abundance within its restricted distribution and because its habitat is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in eastern Uruguay and extreme southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul state) (Musser and Carleton 2005). Species range may extend northward to the southern portion of the Atlantic Forest (Gonzalez et al. 1998).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Uruguay
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Population [top]

Population:This species is collected less frequently than others and has a patchy distribution (A. Langguth pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in dense subtropical gallery forests (Musser and Carleton 2005). In Taim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, species were found in abundance in swamp forest habitats, and some specimens were captured in grasslands (Gonzalez et al. 1998). Breeding season is thought to occur from spring into autumn (Gonzalez et al. 1998).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats affecting the species; its habitat is not being reduced (Gonzalez et al., 1998). Some populations may be affected by clear cutting in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in Taim Federal Reserve (Gonzales et al., 1998).

Citation: Langguth, A. & de Oliveira, L.F. 2008. Akodon reigi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136693A4328398. . Downloaded on 27 February 2017.
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