Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Dasyproctidae

Scientific Name: Dasyprocta azarae
Species Authority: Lichtenstein, 1823
Common Name(s):
English Azara's Agouti
Taxonomic Notes: This species is currently under taxonomic review.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Catzeflis, F., Patton J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient due to continuing uncertainty on the species distribution, threats and conservation measures. This species is suspected to be threatened, however, there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirement; thus it is not possible to assess the species against criteria for threat. Further taxonomic information may change species status in the future.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in east central and southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay to Misiones Province, Argentina (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Brazil; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population: There is no data on the population size of this species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A frugivore, there is no information on habitat and ecology; maybe they are similar to other Dasyprocta species. See Dasyprocta puntata.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This rodent is hunted and as a result may have undergone local extinctions.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed as potentially Vulnerable in Argentina

Citation: Catzeflis, F., Patton J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M. 2008. Dasyprocta azarae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T6278A12595062. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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