Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Neacomys musseri
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 view of its presumed large and stable population.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: So far known from the headwaters of the Rio Juruá, southeastern Peru and extreme west Brazil; range limits require amplification (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population or abundance.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat of the species is upper tropical forest (Patton et al., 2000). Specimens collected from southeastern Peru in July during the dry season were all adults but none were in reproductive condition, the specimen from Brazil taken during the rainy season was pregnant with two near term embryos (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 occurs in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru (Patton et al., 2000).

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  
1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
suitability: Unknown  

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 musseri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136655A4323990. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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