|Scientific Name:||Nephelomys levipes (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|
|Contributor(s):||Weksler, M. & Vargas, J.|
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.
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|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.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This rodent inhabits primary and secondary cloud forest (Voss et al. 2004, Anderson 1997). It is not present in cultivated areas.|
|Generation Length (years):||1-2|
|Major Threat(s):||The habitat of this species is being lost through deforestation and conversion of land to agricultural use, therefore it 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.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 04 September 2016).
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.
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
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. 2016. Nephelomys levipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T15604A22332703.Downloaded on 20 October 2017.|
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