Thalpomys cerradensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Thalpomys cerradensis Hershkovitz, 1990
Common Name(s):
English Cerrado Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-09-17
Assessor(s): Marinho Filho, J., Bonvicino, C.R. & Vieira, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern, although the species is not abundant and is patchy within its wide distribution, it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is confined to the cerrado of central Brazil (Eisenberg and Redford 1999).
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Population [top]

Population:The species is very difficult to capture in surveys, although it is commonly found in owl pellets (Bonvicino and Marinho-Filho pers. comm.). The species is rare relative to other species in the genus (Marinho-Filho pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This rodent occurs in open grasslands areas, in campo cerrado transition zones (Marinho-Filho pers. comm.). Its distribution is patchy.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Some populations are threatened by habitat destruction and fragmentation (Marinho-Filho pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in three National Parks within its range.

Citation: Marinho Filho, J., Bonvicino, C.R. & Vieira, E. 2017. Thalpomys cerradensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T21694A22339323. . Downloaded on 24 October 2017.
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