Octodontomys gliroides 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Octodontidae

Scientific Name: Octodontomys gliroides (Gervais & d'Orbigny, 1844)
Common Name(s):
English Mountain Degu

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-03-01
Assessor(s): Weksler, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Boada, C., Tirira, D.G., Gómez-Laverde, M. & Anderson, R.P.
This species is listed as Least Concern because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, 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:This species occurs in the Andes of northern Chile, through east-central and southeast Bolivia, and northwest Argentina. Wide elevational range from 200-300 m to 4,400 m (Verzi et al. 2015).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Chile
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):200
Upper elevation limit (metres):4400
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Population [top]

Population:The species is very common in appropriate habitat (Verzi et al. 2015).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Lives in dry Andean and sub-Andean zones and in rocky areas with herbaceous vegetation. Digs short burrows and lives in rocky caves. Uses cacti for a diet high in water (Verzi et al. 2015).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species (Verzi et al. 2015).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in some protected areas.

Citation: Weksler, M. 2016. Octodontomys gliroides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T15091A22240265. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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