Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Hylaeamys tatei
Species Authority: (Musser, Carleton, Brothers & Gardner, 1998)
Oryzomys tatei Musser, Carleton, Brothers & Gardner, 1998
Taxonomic Notes: Oryzomys is a generic synonym (Weksler et al. 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Tirira, D. & Weksler, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, potential threats, conservation status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Not Evaluated (NE)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from only three localities along east Andean foothills (1,128 to 1,524 m) of central Ecuador (Musser et al., 1998). It is likely that the species is more widespread than presently known (D. Tirira pers. comm.)
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is rare. This rodent is known only from three localities and records (Musser et al., 1998; Tirira, in prep.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly-known; it occurs in premontane very humid tropical forest; it is terrestrial and apparently nocturnal.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs close to two protected areas (Sangay and Llangantes National Parks) but it has not yet been recorded in them. Further studies on distribution are required.

Citation: Tirira, D. & Weksler, M. 2008. Hylaeamys tatei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T29401A9493713. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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