Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Oligoryzomys moojeni
Species Authority: (Weksler & Bonvicino, 2005)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C.
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 it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. Its occurrence in an area with numerous potential threats suggests that we need more information about the ecology and distribution of the species is assess it against threats. Further research is necessary.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Minas Gerais, Tocantins and Goias States (Carminhoto 2004, Weksler and Bonvicino, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: This species is relatively common. Weksler and Bonvicino (2005) collected only 12 individuals in Chapada dos Veadeiros.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in cerrado and also gallery forests (Weksler and Bonvicino, 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is deforestation due to agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Chapada dos Veadeiros and Grande Sertao Vereiras National Parks (Weksler pers. comm.).

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Marginal  
2. Savanna -> 2.1. Savanna - Dry
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats

Bibliography [top]

Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D. E. Wilson and D. A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Weksler, M. and Bonvicino, C. R. 2005. Taxonomy of Pigmy Rice Rats Genus Ologoryzomys Bangs, 1900 (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae) of the Brazilian Cerrado, with the Description of Two New Species. Arquivos do Museu Nacional 63(1): 113-130.

Citation: Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C. 2008. Oligoryzomys moojeni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136336A4276271. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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