Hylaeamys megacephalus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Hylaeamys megacephalus (Fischer, 1814)
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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-04
Assessor(s): Percequillo, A., Patton, J. & Pires-Costa, L., D'Elia, G., Patterson, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is locally common.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in primary, secondary, and degraded forest.
Generation Length (years):1

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.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Percequillo, A., Patton, J. & Pires-Costa, L., D'Elia, G., Patterson, B. 2016. Hylaeamys megacephalus. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T29403A115168269. . Downloaded on 20 September 2017.
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