|Scientific Name:||Hylaeamys oniscus|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1904)|
Oryzomys oniscus Thomas, 1904
|Taxonomic Notes:||Oryzomys is a generic synonym (Weksler et al. 2006).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Percequillo, A. & Langguth, A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, though it is common where it occurs.
|Range Description:||This species occurs along the Atlantic forest coast from Pernambuco State to northern Bahia State, Brazil (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).|
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|Population:||This species is locally common.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species has not been captured outside of forested areas and is cuurently confined to mosaics of severely fragmented remaining forested areas within a limited range.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threats are habitat destruction, fragmentation and deforestation for sugar cane plantations. This species has a limited range in an area where much of the forest has been converted to agriculture and livestock.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in several protected areas, including Biological Reserve Saltinho.|
Eisenberg, J.F. and Redford, K.H. 1999. Mammals of the Neotropics: The Central Neotropics. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA.
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:||Percequillo, A. & Langguth, A. 2008. Hylaeamys oniscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 05 August 2015.|
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