Nectomys magdalenae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Nectomys magdalenae
Species Authority: Thomas, 1897
Nectomys grandis Thomas, 1897
Taxonomic Source(s): Bonvicino, C.R. and Weksler, W. 2015. Genus Nectomys Peters, 1861. . In: Patton, J.L., Pardiñas, U.F.J. and D’Elía, G. (eds), Mammals of South America, pp. 369-377. University of Chicago Press.
Taxonomic Notes: Bonvicino (1994) considers N. grandis to be a different species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Delgado, C., Gómez-Laverde & Weksler, M.
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, specifics threats, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in basins of the Magdalena, Cauca and Porce Rivers, north Colombia (Musser and Carleton, 2005). It has an altitudinal range of 0 to 2,000 m (Alberico et al., 2000; Delgado and Cataño-B., 2004).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:The population of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is nocturnal, solitary, terrestrial and semiaquatic. It feeds on arthropods, crabs, and other invertebrates, it also eats fruit and fungi. This water rat is adapted for swimming and is almost always found near water. It occurs in areas of dense tall grass near water (Emmons and Feer, 1997). This species is preyed upon by barn owls in Colombia (Delgado and Catano-B., 2004).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is general deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is probably present in Bajo Cauca and Nechi protected areas (C. Delgado pers. comm.).

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland

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
5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation 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

Bibliography [top]

Alberico, M., Cadena, A., Hernández-Camacho, J. and Muñoz-Saba, Y. 2000. Mamíferos (Synapsida: Theria) de Colombia. Biota Colombiana 1(1): 43-75.

Delgado-V., C. and Cataño-B, E. J. 2004. Diet of the barn owl (Tyto alba) in the lowlands of Antioquia, Colombia. Ornitologia Neotropical 15: 413–415.

Emmons, L.H. and Feer, F. 1997. Neotropical Rainforest Mammals: A Field Guide, Second edition. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA.

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: Delgado, C., Gómez-Laverde & Weksler, M. 2008. Nectomys magdalenae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136403A4287070. . Downloaded on 23 July 2017.
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