Euryoryzomys lamia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Euryoryzomys lamia (Thomas, 1901)
Common Name(s):
English Monster Rice Rat
Oryzomys lamia Thomas, 1901
Taxonomic Notes: Oryzomys is a generic synonym (Weksler et al. 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2c+3c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Percequillo, A. & Weksler, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Endangered because of a serious population decline, estimated to be more than 50% over the last 10 years and also projected into the future 10 years, inferred from habitat loss data, observed reduction in distribution; it is a habitat specialist, it is known from three localities, however, two have been lost to habitat destruction in a well studied geographic area.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is limited to remaining Cerrado habitat formations in Minas Gerais and Goiás states, central Brazil (see Bonvicino et al., 1998).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Number of Locations:3
Lower elevation limit (metres):700
Upper elevation limit (metres):900
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Population [top]

Population:This rodent is known from only three localities: Rio Jordan, Chapada dos Veiadeiros National Park, and Anapolis (Bonvicino et al., 1998); there is no information about its population or abundance. Of the three locations where it has been recorded, two have been completed destroyed due to agricultural expansion.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is reported from habitats from 700 to 900 m (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999). It is a habitat specialist and occurs only in enclaves of forest in the cerrado (not gallery forests).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are habitat destruction and fragmentation for conversion to agriculture, livestock and logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (Bonvicino et al., 1998).

Citation: Percequillo, A. & Weksler, M. 2008. Euryoryzomys lamia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T15602A4890429. . Downloaded on 21 October 2017.
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