|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|
|Contributor(s):||Zeballos, H. & Weksler, M.|
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.
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|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.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|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.|
|Generation Length (years):||1-2|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is present in several protected areas in Ecuador and Peru.|
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 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:||Cassola, F. 2016. Aegialomys xanthaeolus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T15616A22336341.Downloaded on 25 March 2017.|
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