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Hylaeamys megacephalus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Hylaeamys megacephalus
Species Authority: (Fischer, 1814)
Synonym(s):
Oryzomys capito (Olfers, 1818)
Oryzomys megacephalus (Fischer, 1814)
Taxonomic Notes: Oryzomys is a generic synonym (Weksler et al. 2006). Pires-Costa (2003) indicates that the megacephalus complex may contain two species, on either side of the Amazon River.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Percequillo, A., Patton, J. & Pires-Costa, L., D'Elia, G., Patterson, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide 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 lowland tropical rainforests of eastern Amazonia—eastern and southern Venezuela, Guianas, northern anc central Brazil, and eastern Paraguay; including Trinidad; western limits indeterminate (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: This species is locally common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in primary, secondary, and degraded forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Percequillo, A., Patton, J. & Pires-Costa, L., D'Elia, G., Patterson, B. 2008. Hylaeamys megacephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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