Oxymycterus akodontius


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
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).
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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 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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