Bibimys labiosus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bibimys labiosus
Species Authority: (Winge, 1887)
Common Name(s):
English Large-lipped Crimson-nosed Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Pardinas, U., Patterson, B., D'Elia, G. & Teta, P.
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 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. Species localities are widely distributed and population fragmented due to forest habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is found in Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (Musser and Carleton, 2005). Several point localities in Minas Gerais, Brazil south to Misiones province in Argentina, excluding the state of Rio de Janeiro, inland from coastline (Percequillo and Leite pers. comm.).
Argentina; Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: The populations of this species are severely fragmented.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This rodent inhabits forest areas (Leite pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are destruction of habitat and fragmentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded in several protected areas.

Citation: Pardinas, U., Patterson, B., D'Elia, G. & Teta, P. 2008. Bibimys labiosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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