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Oligoryzomys moojeni

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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)
Justification:
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:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: This species is relatively common. Weksler and Bonvicino (2005) collected only 12 individuals in Chapada dos Veadeiros.
Population Trend: Unknown

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.).

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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.
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