Neacomys minutus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Neacomys minutus
Species Authority: Patton, da Silva & Malcolm, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Patton, J. & Percequillo, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed stable population, occurrence in at least two protected areas, probable tolerance to some 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: So far known from the central and lower drainage of the Rio Juruá, western Brazil; range limits require amplification (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: This rodent is known from a few specimens (total = 32) from 7 localities (Patton et al., 2000). It is thought to be reasonably abundant (Patton pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The majority of specimens were obtained in terra firme forest during survey of the Rio Jurua, some were also collected from seasonally flooded varzea forest (Patton et al., 2000). Pregnant females have been observed during August, September, October, November, May, and June, in both the wet and dry seasons suggesting that reproduction occurs throughout the year (Patton et al. 2000). It is thought that sexual maturity is reached at an early age (Patton et al. 2000).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats at this time.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This rodent is known from several indigenous reserves (Patton pers. comm.).

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  
1. Forest -> 1.8. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Swamp
suitability: Suitable  

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

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.

Patton, J.L., da Silva, M.A. and Malcolm, J.R. 2000. Mammals of the Rio Jurua and the Evolutionary and Ecological Diversification of Amazonia. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 244: 1-306.

Citation: Patton, J. & Percequillo, A. 2008. Neacomys minutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136570A4312176. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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