|Scientific Name:||Aconaemys porteri|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1917|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This had been known only by the type specimen (Thomas, 1917). Pearson (1984) rediscovered the species in Ruca Malen, Argentina and concluded that A. fuscus and A. porteri were conspecific. He also described a third species, A. sagei.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, threats, status and ecological requirements.
|Range Description:||The geographic range of this species extends from the northeastern slope of the Villarrica Volcano to Puyehue, in Chile, and up to the district of the Nahuelhuapi Lake in Argentina (Gallardo and Reise, 1992).|
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|Population:||There is little known about populations of this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Colonies are found in areas of the Valdivian rain forest that are covered with shrubby vegetation and bamboo thickets above the timberline, close to the Andes (Gallardo and Reise, 1992).|
|Major Threat(s):||Little is known of the threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information is available on conservation measures.|
Gallardo, M. H. and Reise, D. 1992. Systematics of Aconaemys (Rodentia, Octodontidae). Journey of Mammology 73(4): 779-788.
|Citation:||Chapman, R.E. 2008. Aconaemys porteri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 09 March 2014.|
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