Proechimys quadruplicatus 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Echimyidae

Scientific Name: Proechimys quadruplicatus
Species Authority: Hershkovitz, 1948
Common Name(s):
English Napo Spiny Rat
Proechimys amphichoricus Moojen, 1948

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Ochoa, J. & Aguillera, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, and although it is relatively rare it occurs in many protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This is a lowland species; it occur in the Amazonian region of eastern Ecuador, northern Peru, and southeast Colombia east across south Venezuela and adjacent Brazil to the vicinity of Manaus, west of Rio Negro (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:In Ecuador this species is uncommon (D. Tirira pers. comm.) and in Venezuela it is rare when sympatric with P. guyannensis (J. Ochoa pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in primary forest and occasionally secondary and gallery forest (J. Ochoa pers. comm.).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species at this time (J. Ochoa pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas. No conservation measures are needed for this species at this time.

Citation: Ochoa, J. & Aguillera, M. 2008. Proechimys quadruplicatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T18296A8011707. . Downloaded on 26 August 2016.
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