Bibimys chacoensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bibimys chacoensis
Species Authority: (Shamel, 1931)
Common Name(s):
English Chaco Crimson-nosed Rat
Taxonomic Notes: Generic synonyms Akodon, Scapteromys. Formerly in Muridae family. Described as a species of Akodon; transferred to Bibimys by Massoia (1980), who noted the need to clarify the differentiation of this form from B. torresi.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): D'Elia, G. & Pardinas, U.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its distribution, presumed large population tolerance of a 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: This species occurs in northeastern Argentina (Musser and Carleton 2005), in province of Misiones (D'Elia, et al., 2005) and Southeast of Paraguay (D'Elia et al. in prep.)
Argentina; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Wet Chaco in grasslands close to the jungle.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is in at least 5 protected areas in Misiones province (Argentina) and Paraguay.

Citation: D'Elia, G. & Pardinas, U. 2008. Bibimys chacoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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