|Scientific Name:||Oecomys catherinae|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1909|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Costa, L., Bonvicino, C., Weksler, M. & Paglia, A.|
|Reviewer/s:||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in Atlantic Forest Region of southeast Brazil, Bahia to Santa Catarina States, and along riverine forest into Cerrado and Caatinga regions; limits poorly documented (Musser and Carleton, 2005).|
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|Population:||This rodent is locally common in areas of the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado (Paglia pers. comm.).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in Cerrado and Caatinga where it is found along rivers. The species can persist in secondary and degraded areas (Paglia pers. comm.).|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threats are deforestation by agricultural expansion and urbanization.|
|Conservation Actions:||Needs to have a proper taxonomic evaluation. It occurs in several protected areas.|
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.
|Citation:||Costa, L., Bonvicino, C., Weksler, M. & Paglia, A. 2008. Oecomys catherinae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.|