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Cerradomys scotti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Cerradomys scotti
Species Authority: (Langguth & Bonvicino, 2002)
Synonym(s):
Oryzomys scotti Langguth & Bonvicino, 2003
Taxonomic Notes: Oryzomys is a generic synonym (Weksler et al. 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bonvicino, C., Weksler M. & Percequillo, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population tolerance of a 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Cerrado of Matto Grosso do Sul to Goiás and west Minas Gerais, central Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay (Langguth and Bonvicino, 2002).
Countries:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population: This species is very common (Langguth and Bonvicino, 2002).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is tolerant to habitat modification including agricultural areas (Langguth and Bonvicino, 2002).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to some populations include agricultural expansion, cattle, and soybeans.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas in its range.

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., Percequillo, A. R. and Voss, R. S. 2006. Ten new genera of Oryzomyine rodents (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae). American Museum Novitates 3537: 1-29.


Citation: Bonvicino, C., Weksler M. & Percequillo, A. 2008. Cerradomys scotti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.
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