|Scientific Name:||Nectomys squamipes|
|Species Authority:||(Brants, 1827)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Vieira, E., Bonvicino, C., D'Elia, G. & Pardinas, U.|
|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 large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, 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.
|Range Description:||This species occurs from southeast Brazil (Pernambuco to Rio Grande do Sul States), to northeast Argentina (Misiones Province), and eastern Paraguay (Musser and Carleton, 2005).|
Native:Argentina; Brazil; Paraguay
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|Population:||Locally common (Emerson pers. comm.).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a semi aquatic and insectivorous rodent, strongly associated to water courses inside forests (Vieira pers. comm.).|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss is affecting the species in some parts of its range (Vieira pers. comm.).|
|Conservation Actions:||This rodent occurs in a number of protected areas.|
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.
|Citation:||Vieira, E., Bonvicino, C., D'Elia, G. & Pardinas, U. 2008. Nectomys squamipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.|
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