Oxymycterus dasytrichus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Oxymycterus dasytrichus (Schinz, 1821)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-31
Assessor(s): Bonvicino, C.R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Weksler, M. & Percequillo, A.
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:The species occurs in the Atlantic Forest region of southeast Brazil, including Bahia, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo States (Pereira et al. 2001, Hoffmann et al. 2002).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):800
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Population [top]

Population:This species is relatively common to uncommon across a large range. It is not easy to collect (Bergallo pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species has been found in submontane and montane vegetation. It occurs in forest and disturbed areas but on edge of forest, from sea level to 800 m elevation (Geise pers. comm.). It also occurs in wetlands (Bergallo pers. comm.).
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Itatiaia and Restinga de Jurubatiba Nationals Parks.

Citation: Bonvicino, C.R. 2016. Oxymycterus dasytrichus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136813A22378179. . Downloaded on 19 September 2017.
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