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Trinomys setosus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA ECHIMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Trinomys setosus
Species Authority: (Desmarest, 1817)
Common Name(s):
English Hairy Spiny Rat
Synonym(s):
Proechimys setosus (Desmarest, 1817)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was formerly placed in the genus Proechimys, but see Lara and Patton (2000) for reasons to place this taxon in the genus Trinomys. It includes T. myouros.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Catzeflis, F., Patton J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M.
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, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. Locally abundant species in widespread habitats of savanna as well as forest fragments.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in west of the coastal mountain ranges in Bahia and Minas Gerais states, Brazil (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: This species of rodent is locally abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is present in all types of forest and also savanna (Eisenberg and Redford 1999; Y. Leite pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Catzeflis, F., Patton J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M. 2008. Trinomys setosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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