Akodon dayi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Akodon dayi
Species Authority: Osgood, 1916
Common Name(s):
English Day's Grass Mouse, Dusky Akodont
Taxonomic Notes: This is considered to be a species complex which requires further taxonomic investigation.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Dunnum, J., Vargas, J. & Bernal, N.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution in Bolivia, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in lowland to intermediate elevations (up to 2,450 m), south Pando to west central Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Anderson, 1997; Musser and Carleton, 2005). It is found in the Amazonia, Chiquitano, Campos Cerrados and Yungas ecoregions (Vargas and Gonzales, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2450
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally considered to be a common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in grassy areas, especially with tall grass, young second growth, gardens, and clearings, but also sometimes in Yungas evergreen forest, and in montane habitats (Emmons and Feer, 1997). Pregnant females have been found in March, June and July (Anderson, 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from at least eight protected areas. At present no direct conservation measures are needed for this species.

Citation: Dunnum, J., Vargas, J. & Bernal, N. 2008. Akodon dayi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T731A13071555. . Downloaded on 27 May 2016.
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