|Scientific Name:||Kerodon acrobata|
|Species Authority:||Moojen, Locks & Langguth, 1997|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Langguth, A. & Reis, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Data Deficient as it has only recently been described and is still known only from three specimens. It most likely occurs more widely than is currently known. More information is needed on its range, ecology, threats and population status for an assessment to be made.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in Brazil, in northeastern Goias State and possibly adjacent Tocantins State (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005).|
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|Population:||There is no information on population or abundance. It is known from only three specimens.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This rodent is possibly associated with dry forest and calcareous substrate (Reis, M. pers. comm.). It is restricted to the Brazilian Cerrado (Langguth, A. pers. comm.). Some specimens have been collected from rocky habitats, where it nests in rock crevices; it is vegetarian, feeding primarily on cacti, manioc and leaves (Moojen, et al., 1997). It is reported to be an active and acrobatic animal (Moojen, et al., 1997).|
|Major Threat(s):||Threats to this species are presently unknown. As a large species, it is possible that it is affected by hunting pressure (Lacher pers. comm.), but this requires confirmation.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in the Terra Ronca State Park. Further research is needed to determine the species' range, population status, ecology and threats.|
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
Moojen, J., Locks, M. and Langguth, A. 1997. A new species of Kerodon Cuvier, 1825 from the State of Goiás, Brazil (Mammalia, Rodentia, Caviidae). Boletim do Museu Nacional Rio de Janeiro Zoologia 377: 1-10.
Woods, C. A. and Kilpatrick, C. W. 2005. Infraorder Hystricognathi. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 1538-1599. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
|Citation:||Langguth, A. & Reis, M. 2008. Kerodon acrobata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136222A4261599. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.|