Oecomys paricola


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oecomys paricola
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1904)
Common Name(s):
English Brazilian Arboreal Rice Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C., Weksler, M., Costa, L. & Catzeflis, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. It is thought to occur in protected areas but this needs confirmation - and the extent to which the numerous potential threats affect the species are unknown.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in central Brazil south of the Amazon River; range limits uncertain (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known from several localities; it apparently is not very rare (Catzeflis pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in tropical rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is deforestation by agricultural expansion.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This rodent is not known from any protected areas but it may occur in several throughout its range.

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: Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C., Weksler, M., Costa, L. & Catzeflis, F. 2008. Oecomys paricola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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