Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Oxymycterus caparoae
Species Authority: Hershkovitz, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bonvicino, C., Weksler M. & Percequillo, A.
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 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs from east Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo to Rio de Janeiro, southeast Brazil (Bonvicino et al., 1998).
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1800
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2700
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in 1,800-2,700 m elevation range of humid montane forest and secondary vegetation (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is found in several protected areas.

Citation: Bonvicino, C., Weksler M. & Percequillo, A. 2008. Oxymycterus caparoae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136725A4332505. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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