Proechimys echinothrix 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Echimyidae

Scientific Name: Proechimys echinothrix da Silva, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-10
Assessor(s): Patton, J., & Percequillo, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Costa, L.P.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its presumed large population, and because a large portion of its range occurs in protected areas and it is unlikely to be declining at 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 west central Amazonas state, Brazil, west of the Rio Madeira and on both sides of the Rio Solimoes; possibly extending into Colombia in the upper Rio Negro drainage and northeastern Peru (Patton and Leite 2015). Its altitudinal range reaches 300 m asl.
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Upper elevation limit (metres):300
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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.).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is found in non-flooded, or terra firme, lowland evergreen rainforest, and along the margins of both flooded vàrzea and igapó forest (Fabre 2016). 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.). This species is primarily terrestrial and nocturnal (Fabre 2016).

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. 2016. Proechimys echinothrix. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T29463A22207611. . Downloaded on 23 September 2017.
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