Nephelomys levipes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Nephelomys levipes (Thomas, 1902)
Common Name(s):
English Light-footed Rice Rat
Oryzomys levipes Thomas, 1902
Taxonomic Notes: Oryzomys is a generic synonym (Weksler et al. 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-28
Assessor(s): Zeballos, H.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Weksler, M. & Vargas, J.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is not declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in southeast Peru through to west central Bolivia (Anderson 1997). This species is found at elevations of 1800 to 3200 m.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1800
Upper elevation limit (metres):3200
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This rodent inhabits primary and secondary cloud forest (Voss et al. 2004, Anderson 1997). It is not present in cultivated areas.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species is being lost through deforestation and conversion of land to agricultural use, therefore it is becoming fragmented.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in three protected areas in Bolivia. Further research is needed into the ecology of this species.

Citation: Zeballos, H. 2016. Nephelomys levipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T15604A22332703. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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