Proechimys pattoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Echimyidae

Scientific Name: Proechimys pattoni 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.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from two localities in Rio Juruá  in western Amazonian Brazil and adjacent parts of eastern and southern Peru (Patton and Leite 2015). This species is replaced by P. gardneri to the east (J. Patton pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
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.).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is known only from upland, non-seasonally flooded (terra firme) rainforest where it may be found in undisturbed forest as well as in disturbed areas dominated by bamboo (Fabre in press). All specimens in Rio Jurua and Peru were collected from undisturbed terra firme forests (Patton and Leite 2015). 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 and Leite 2015).

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. 2016. Proechimys pattoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T29465A22208196. . Downloaded on 19 September 2017.
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