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Oxymycterus hispidus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Oxymycterus hispidus
Species Authority: Pictet, 1843
Common Name(s):
English Hispid Hocicudo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bonvicino, C., Weksler M. & Percequillo, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: Little is known of populations of this species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Little is known of the habitat and ecology of this species. It has been found in moist forests of the Mata Atlantica region in Brazil.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Little is known of the threats but the natural habitats within the range have been severely altered, however, the species may be adaptable.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in some areas which are protected.

Citation: Bonvicino, C., Weksler M. & Percequillo, A. 2008. Oxymycterus hispidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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