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Proechimys pattoni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA ECHIMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Proechimys pattoni
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.
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, 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 is known from only five localities in western Amazonia: two in the headwaters of the Rio Jurua Acre State, Brazil, and three in eastern and southeastern Peru in Ucayali, Madre de Dios and Puno departments (Patton et al., 2000). This species is replaced by P. gardneri to the east (J. Patton pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: This species is uncommon. It is known only from a few specimens from five localities, although there have not been further studies within intermediate areas (J. Patton pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: All specimens in Rio Jurua and Peru were collected from undisturbed terra firme forests (Patton et al., 2000). The average litter is two. Further detailed information is not yet known. Data are inadequate to judge seasonality of reproduction, but breeding in the dry season has been confirmed (Patton et al. 2000).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known at this time; the isolated population is away from core development areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some protected areas exist within its range, and the species has been collected from a National Park in Peru (J. Patton pers. comm.). More surveys are needed to determine its conservation status.

Citation: Patton, J. & Percequillo, A. 2008. Proechimys pattoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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