Dactylomys dactylinus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Echimyidae

Scientific Name: Dactylomys dactylinus
Species Authority: (Desmarest, 1817)
Common Name(s):
English Amazon Bamboo Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Patton, J. & Marinho, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed stable population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and western Brazil (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: This rodent is not common.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This nocturnal and arboreal species is strongly associated with multistratal tropical evergreen forest (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999). It is social and forages in bamboo clumps in family groups (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999). Its home ranges reach up to 0.43 ha (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999). It is a varzea specialist and is rarely seen but can be heard because of its very distinctive call.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This rodent occurs in several protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Patton, J. & Marinho, F. 2008. Dactylomys dactylinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T6221A12581490. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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