|Scientific Name:||Abrocoma shistacea|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1921|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Previously considered a subspecies of A. cinerea (Ellerman 1940) but was recognized as distinct by Braun and Mares (2002).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Jayat, J. & Ojeda, R.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Data Deficient as it has only recently been elevated to species status and there is still very little information known about its range, population status, ecology and threats.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from type locality: Los Sombreros, Sierra del Tontal, in southern San Juan Province, Argentina, at 3,800 m asl (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005).|
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|Population:||The size and distribution of this species are unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species inhabits rocky outcrops in grasslands.|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species, if any, are unknown.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is probably found in Leoncito National Park. Further research is needed to determine the species' range, population status, threats and ecology.|
Braun, J. K. and Mares, M. A. 2002. Systematics of the Abrocoma cinerea species complex (Rodentia: Abrocomidae), with a description of a new species of Abrocoma. Journal of Mammalogy 83(1): 1-19.
Ellerman, J. R. 1940. Families and genera of living rodents. Rodents other than Muridae. British Museum (Natural History), London, United Kingdom 1: 1-689.
Woods, C. A. and Kilpatrick, C. W. 2005. Infraorder Hystricognathi. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 1538-1599. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
|Citation:||Jayat, J. & Ojeda, R. 2008. Abrocoma shistacea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 August 2014.|
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