Bibimys torresi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bibimys torresi
Species Authority: Massoia, 1979
Common Name(s):
English Torres's Crimson-nosed Rat
Taxonomic Notes: Teta et al. (2004) have suggested that B. torresi may be conspecific with B. labiosus based on morphological and molecular analysis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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)
Listed as Near Threatened as although it is locally abundant within its small range, its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km² but at less than 10 locations. Population decline is inferred from loss of extent and quality of its habitat, however, not currently at a rate sufficient to qualify for Vulnerable under criteria A or B.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northeastern Argentina (Musser and Carleton 2005), in Provinces of Buenos Aires and Entre rios (D'Elia et al., 2005)
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in the Parana delta.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Populations of this species are declining due to habitat loss for urbanization.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is included in one Reserve (Protected Area).

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