|Scientific Name:||Oecomys phaeotis|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1901)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Pacheco, V. & Solari, S.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Although this species is known mainly from isolated records from a large area, it is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, 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 in the east slopes of Peruvian Andes; its limits are unresolved (Musser and Carleton, 2005). It has an altitudinal range of 1,500 to 2,000 m (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).|
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|Population:||The species is rare, perhaps due to its arboreal habits (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species is found in lower montane forest, and has only been recorded from primary forest on the eastern Andean slopes. It is nocturnal. It has been sometimes recorded in human dwellings adjacent to forest (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).|
|Major Threat(s):||There does not appear to be any major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in several protected areas, including Manu National Park (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).|
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:||Pacheco, V. & Solari, S. 2008. Oecomys phaeotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2014.|