Oecomys superans 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Oecomys superans
Species Authority: Thomas, 1911
Common Name(s):
English Foothill Arboreal Rice Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Weksler, M. & Tirira, D.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on the lower Andean slopes of east Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru, including contiguous lowlands of west Amazonia (see Patton et al., 2000) (Musser and Carleton, 2005). The species has not been recorded from Bolivia, though it could occur there. The distribution is poorly known.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: The species is uncommon or rare, but there are sampling issues due to its arboreal habits. There are not many known localities.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This mouse is arboreal and nocturnal. The species has been found in secondary forest and highly disturbed habitats, including old garden plots and riverine shrubs (Patton et al., 2000).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There does not appear to be any major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas. No conservation measures are needed for this species.

Classifications [top]

14. Artificial/Terrestrial -> 14.4. Artificial/Terrestrial - Rural Gardens
suitability: Suitable  
14. Artificial/Terrestrial -> 14.6. Artificial/Terrestrial - Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

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.

Patton, J.L., da Silva, M.A. and Malcolm, J.R. 2000. Mammals of the Rio Jurua and the Evolutionary and Ecological Diversification of Amazonia. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 244: 1-306.

Citation: Weksler, M. & Tirira, D. 2008. Oecomys superans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T15142A4497447. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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