Cerradomys marinhus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cerradomys marinhus
Species Authority: (Bonvicino, 2003)
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)
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).
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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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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