Thylamys citellus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae

Scientific Name: Thylamys citellus (Thomas, 1912)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was recently elevated to species level based in genetics and morphology (Teta et al. 2009). Such populations were previously considered under T. pusillus. Morphological differences with T. pusillus were also discussed by Martin (2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-05-05
Assessor(s): Flores, D. & Teta, P.
Reviewer(s): Martin, G.M.
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its distribution, presumed large population, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, 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:Thylamys citellus is found in the Southern Cone Mesopotamian Savanna, and the Mesopotamian sector of the Humid Pampas ecoregions, in the Argentine provinces of Entre Ríos and Corrientes (Teta et al. 2009, see also Martin 2008). The known distributional range of T. citellus is limited by the Paraná River to the north and west, and by the Uruguay River and the flooded grasslands of the Iberá wetlands to the east.
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Population [top]

Population:This species is relatively common in appropriate habitat.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits grasslands and seasonally flooded forests, open grasslands, wetlands and areas of palm savanna patches (Martin 2008, Teta et al. 2009, Astúa 2015). The species seems to be adaptable to disturbed habitats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are not currently any major threats to the species, although deforestation in Entre Ríos Province and conversion of large areas to rice plantations in Corrientes Province could threaten the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: T. citellus is known from at least one protected area in Argentina.

Citation: Flores, D. & Teta, P. 2016. Thylamys citellus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T199835A22172943. . Downloaded on 22 April 2018.
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