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Cerradomys marinhus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Bonvicino, C. & Percequillo, A.
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 of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. Potentially it occurs in a wider range but research is needed to determine true extent of occurrence.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was only recently described and is known only from the type locality: Brazil, Goiás State, Jaborandi Municipality, Fazenda Sertão do Formoso (formerly Fazenda Jucurutu), in the Cerrado, central Brazil (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: This species is locally common (Bonvicino pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in Cerrado habitat (Bonvicino et al., 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are agriculture expansion, cattle and the growing soybean agroindustry.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known to occur in any protected areas. Potentially it occurs in Parque Nacional das Emas. Its range is probably wider; so research is needed to determine its actual distribution.

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. & Percequillo, A. 2008. Cerradomys marinhus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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