|Scientific Name:||Oecomys mamorae|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1906)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The genus needs taxonomic revision - this species could be a subspecies. Although the the genus Oecomys occurs in Argentina, the presence of O. mamorae is not confirmed; the isolated populations found in Paraguay should be reviewed.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., Pardinas, U., Patterson, B. & Teta, P.|
|Reviewer/s:||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species is widespread through much of Bolivia, northern Paraguay, and west central Brazil (Musser and Carleton, 2005). It has an altitudinal range up 200 to 2,100 m.|
Native:Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
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|Population:||It is often common (Emmons and Feer, 1997).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This mouse is arboreal, solitary and has nocturnal activity. It is found in mature and secondary rainforest, dry forest, savanna, scrub, gardens and plantations. It feeds on fruit and green seeds and uses all levels of the forest, including occasionally the ground. It is most numerous in dense viny vegetation. It nests in tree holes, in dense masses of vines or epiphytes, and among palm leaves. It often invades houses in the forest and seems particularly fond of thatched roofs (Emmons and Feer, 1997).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is present in several protected areas. No conservation measures are needed for this species.|
Emmons, L. H. and Feer, F. 1997. Neotropical Rainforest Mammals: A Field Guide, Second edition. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA.
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:||Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., Pardinas, U., Patterson, B. & Teta, P. 2008. Oecomys mamorae. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 May 2013.|
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