|Scientific Name:||Nephelomys levipes|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1902)|
Oryzomys levipes Thomas, 1902
|Taxonomic Notes:||Oryzomys is a generic synonym (Weksler et al. 2006).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Zeballos, H., Vargas, J. & Weksler, M.|
|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, and because it is not declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in southeast Peru through to west central Bolivia (Anderson, 1997). This species is found at elevations of 1800 to 3200 m.|
Native:Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
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|Population:||It is a common species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This rodent inhabits primary and secondary cloud forest (Voss et al., 2004; Anderson, 1997). It is not present in cultivated areas.|
|Major Threat(s):||The habitat of this species is being lost through deforestation and conversion of land to agricultural use. The habitat is becoming fragmented.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is present in three protected areas in Bolivia. Further research is needed into the ecology of this species.|
Anderson, S. 1997. Mammals of Bolivia: Taxonomy and distribution. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 231: 1–652.
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.
Weksler, M., Percequillo, A. R. and Voss, R. S. 2006. Ten new genera of Oryzomyine rodents (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae). American Museum Novitates 3537: 1-29.
|Citation:||Zeballos, H., Vargas, J. & Weksler, M. 2008. Nephelomys levipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.|
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