|Scientific Name:||Oligoryzomys destructor|
|Species Authority:||(Tschudi, 1844)|
Oryzomys spodiurus (Tschudi, 1844)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Musser and Carleton (2005) state that distributional limits, validity of included synonyms, and relationships to other Andean species all require detailed investigation. In Argentina further taxonomical research is needed.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Weksler, M., Tirira, D., Zeballos, H., Bernal, N., Vargas, J., Vivar, E. & Jayat, J.P.|
|Reviewer/s:||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, 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 from the east Andean slopes of south Colombia, through Ecuador, Peru, and west central Bolivia (see Anderson, 1997), to northwest Argentina (Tucumán Province) (Musser and Carleton, 2005). In Ecuador it has an altitudinal range of 600 to 3,350 m.|
Native:Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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|Population:||It is locally common to uncommon.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in tropical, subtropical and montane forest; also it occurs close to paramo (Barnet, 1999). Most of the Bolivian records are from the Yungas Forest (Anderson 1997; Musser and Carleton, 2005).|
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation and habitat lost are affecting the species although they are not a major threat (M. Weksler and D. Tirira pers. comm.).|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in a number of protected areas throughout its range.|
Anderson, S. 1997. Mammals of Bolivia: Taxonomy and distribution. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 231: 1–652.
Barnett, A. A. 1999. Small Mammals of the Cajas Plateau, Southern Ecaudor: Ecology and Natural History. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 42(4): 161-217.
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:||Weksler, M., Tirira, D., Zeballos, H., Bernal, N., Vargas, J., Vivar, E. & Jayat, J.P. 2008. Oligoryzomys destructor. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 June 2013.|
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