|Scientific Name:||Oecomys superans|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1911|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.
|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.|
Native:Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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|Population:||The species is uncommon or rare, but there are sampling issues due to its arboreal habits. There are not many known localities.|
|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).|
|Major Threat(s):||There does not appear to be any major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in several protected areas. No conservation measures are needed for this species.|
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. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.|
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