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Oxymycterus dasytrichus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Oxymycterus dasytrichus
Species Authority: (Schinz, 1821)

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)
Justification:
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: The species occurs in the Atlantic Forest region of southeast Brazil, including Bahia, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo States; see Hoffmann et al., 2002, Pereira et al. 2001).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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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.).
Population Trend: Stable

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.).
Systems: Terrestrial

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., Weksler M. & Percequillo, A. 2008. Oxymycterus dasytrichus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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