Oecomys cleberi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oecomys cleberi
Species Authority: Locks, 1981
Common Name(s):
English Cleber's Arboreal Rice Rat, Cleber's Oecomys
Taxonomic Notes: Allied to Oecomys. bicolor or O. paricola; status and distributional extent require study (Musser and Carleton 2005). Langguth et al. (1996) consider it as a subspecies of O. bicolor.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Costa, L., Bonvicino, C., Weksler, M. & Paglia, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is in need of taxonomic revision, and therefore is listed as Data Deficient until further research is undertaken. Until the taxonomy is evaluated this species could either be highly threatened or Least Concern, thus an assessment of threats cannot be completed until more information is available on the distribution and ecology of this species.
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality: Federal District, Universidade de Brasília, Fazenda Agua Limpa; Brazil (Musser and Carleton, 1993).
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Population [top]

Population: The information about its population is unknown.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in gallery forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is no information on conservation measures.

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.

Citation: Costa, L., Bonvicino, C., Weksler, M. & Paglia, A. 2008. Oecomys cleberi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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