|Scientific Name:||Aegialomys xanthaeolus|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1894)|
Oryzomys xanthaeolus Thomas, 1894
Oryzomys xantheolus Thomas, 1894 [orth. error]
|Taxonomic Notes:||Oryzomys is a generic synonym (Weksler et al. 2006). This is possibly a species complex.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Zeballos, H. & 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, it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species is known from west central Ecuador to west Peru (Musser and Carleton, 2005). It has an altitudinal range of 500 to 1,800 m.|
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|Population:||This species is uncommon in Ecuador (Tirira in prep.). It is a common species in Peru. The populations fluctuate with seasonal and El Niño weather patterns.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is nocturnal, terrestrial, and solitary. It is present in dry forest, desert, inter-Andean valleys and Lomas habitat. It is well adapted to secondary vegetation, plantations and cultivated areas.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is present in several protected areas in Ecuador and Peru.|
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. & Weksler, M. 2008. Aegialomys xanthaeolus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.|
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