Oxymycterus nasutus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Oxymycterus nasutus (Waterhouse, 1837)
Common Name(s):
English Long-nosed Hocicudo
Taxonomic Notes: Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-27
Assessor(s): D'elia, G. & Teta, P.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in Uruguay and adjacent southeastern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul to São Paulo states) (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Uruguay
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):400
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is locally abundant (Vieira pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This rodent is found above 400-500 m depending on latitude, it occurs in wetlands, coastal sandbanks, pasturelands and the edges of streams (Gonzalez 2001). This is a diurnal and crepuscular species, and it diet is insectivore (Vieira pers. comm.).
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Aparados da Serra National Park and contiguous to Serra Geral National Park, in Rio Grande do Sul State. It likely is present in other protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: D'elia, G. & Teta, P. 2016. Oxymycterus nasutus. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T15789A115129860. . Downloaded on 19 September 2017.
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