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Thylamys citellus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DIDELPHIMORPHIA DIDELPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Thylamys citellus
Species Authority: (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: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-06-30
Assessor(s): Flores, D. & Teta, P.
Reviewer(s): Martin, G.M. & Chiozza, F.
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: T. citellus is found in the Southern Cone Mesopotamian Savanna and the Mesopotamian sector of the Humid Pampas eco-regions in the Argentine provinces of Entre Ríos and Corrientes provinces (Teta et al. 2009). 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.
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: This species is relatively common in appropriate habitat.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits seasonally flooded forests and grasslands. The species seems to be adaptable to disturbed habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. 2011. Thylamys citellus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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