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Proechimys echinothrix

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA ECHIMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Proechimys echinothrix
Species Authority: da Silva, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Patton, J., Percequillo, A. & Costa, L.
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 presumed large population, a large portion of its range occurs in protected areas, 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 west central Amazonas state, Brazil, up to Jau River and both sides of the Rio Solimoes; adjacent Colombia and is likely to be found in northeastern Peru (Patton et al., 2000, J. Patton pers. comm.). Its altitudinal range reaches 300 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: This species is uncommon where it has been collected. This is the least represented member of the genus in scientific collections (J. Patton pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This rodent has been reported from terra firma forest. Pregnant females have been recorded in May and October (Patton et al., 2000). Nothing else is known about the habitat or ecology of this species (J. Patton pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats at this time.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Jau National Park (Patton et al., 2000), and Amana and Mamiraua protected areas as well (A. Percequillo and J. Patton pers. comm.). Surveys to the west of its present range (to Iquitos, Peru) would be very helpful.

Citation: Patton, J., Percequillo, A. & Costa, L. 2008. Proechimys echinothrix. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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