|Scientific Name:||Abrocoma uspallata|
|Species Authority:||Braun & Mares, 2002|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Ojeda, R. & Jayat, J.P.|
|Reviewer/s:||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, population status, threats and ecological requirements.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from type locality: Quebrada de la Vena, at approximately 7 km SSE of Uspallata village (32˚39.405’S, 69˚20.970’W, 1,880±150 m asl) in Mendoza Province, Argentina (Braun and Mares 2002).|
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|Population:||The abundance and population size of this species are not known.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is found in Monte Desert habitat, and is a specialist feeder on creosote bush (Larrea divaricata, L. cuneifolia, and L. nitida) (Braun and Mares, 2002).|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species, if any, are unknown.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species does not occur in any protected area. Further research is needed to determine the species' range, population status, threats and ecology.|
Braun, J. K. and Mares, M. A. 2002. Systematics of the Abrocoma cinerea species complex (Rodentia: Abrocomidae), with a description of a new species of Abrocoma. Journal of Mammalogy 83(1): 1-19.
|Citation:||Ojeda, R. & Jayat, J.P. 2008. Abrocoma uspallata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 08 December 2013.|
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