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Oxymycterus akodontius

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Oxymycterus akodontius
Species Authority: Thomas, 1921
Common Name(s):
English Argentine Hocicudo
Taxonomic Notes: Generic synonym Akodon.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Jayat, J., D'elia, G., Pardinas, U. & Teta, P.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity and due the absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northwestern Argentina (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: There are only three specimens collected. There is no information available on the population and/or abundance of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in mountain forest/yungas
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In that area there exists deforestation and overgrazing, however, the possible effects of habitat loss and reconfiguration on populations of this species are still unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is not included in any proteceted area.

Citation: Jayat, J., D'elia, G., Pardinas, U. & Teta, P. 2008. Oxymycterus akodontius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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