Euryoryzomys russatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Euryoryzomys russatus
Species Authority: (Wagner, 1848)
Common Name(s):
English Russet Rice Rat
Oryzomys intermedia (Leche, 1886)
Oryzomys intermedius (Leche, 1886) orth. error
Oryzomys kelloggi Avila-Pires, 1959
Oryzomys russatus (Wagner, 1848)
Taxonomic Notes: Oryzomys is a generic synonym (Weksler et al. 2006). This species includes Oryzomys intermedia and O. kelloggi.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Percequillo, A., Weksler M., Langguth, A., 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 stable population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in eastern Paraguay, southeastern Brazil (Bahia to Rio Grande do Sul states), and northeastern Argentina (as per Massoia 1975, Musser et al. 1998). (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population: This species can be locally common or uncommon.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in gallery forest in Cerrado and subtropical lowland forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Some populations are threatened by habitat destruction and fragmentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in several protected areas.

Citation: Percequillo, A., Weksler M., Langguth, A., Patterson, B., D'Elia, G. & Teta, P. 2008. Euryoryzomys russatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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