Hylaeamys yunganus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hylaeamys yunganus
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1902)
Common Name(s):
English Yungas Rice Rat
Oryzomys yunganus Thomas, 1902
Taxonomic Notes: Oryzomys is a generic synonym (Weksler et al. 2006). Probably includes a species complex.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Patton, J., Weksler, M. & Percequillo, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population tolerance of a 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in evergreen rainforest of Amazonia, from sea level to 2,000 m, from Guianas and south Venezuela (Ochoa et al., 1988) to central Brazil, including lowlands and Andean foothills of central Colombia, east Ecuador, east Peru, and north Bolivia (see Musser et al. 1998).
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: This species is uncommon but widespread.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This rodent is found in disturbed habitats as well as primary forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats at this time.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Patton, J., Weksler, M. & Percequillo, A. 2008. Hylaeamys yunganus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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