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Oligoryzomys longicaudatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Oligoryzomys longicaudatus
Species Authority: (Bennett, 1832)
Common Name(s):
English Long-tailed Pygmy Rice Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Pardinas, U., D'Elia, G., Teta, P. & Patterson, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northern Chile and northwestern Argentina, southwards along the Andes to approximately to 50°S latitude; extralimital in east-central Argentina (Buenos Aires Province); range limits uncertain (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Chile
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Population [top]

Population: This is a abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Forest (subantarctic and valdivian), matorral and steppe. It is reservoir of the hanta virus.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It's found in several protected areas.

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: Pardinas, U., D'Elia, G., Teta, P. & Patterson, B. 2008. Oligoryzomys longicaudatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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