|Scientific Name:||Aconaemys fuscus|
|Species Authority:||(Waterhouse, 1842)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Ojeda, R. & Bidau, C.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. & Schipper, J.|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species occurs between 33° and 41°S in the High Andes of Chile and Argentina (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005). It may be found up to 4,000 m asl (Bidau pers. comm.).|
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|Population:||Locally abundant (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It only occurs in cool, moist forest isolated from other forests by more than 1,000 km of pampa or desert. The dominant trees at any one place are usually one or more species of southern beech (Nothofagus).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no conservation measures known to be in place to protect this species. None are thought to be needed.|
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 13 November 2013).
Woods, C. A. and Kilpatrick, C. W. 2005. Infraorder Hystricognathi. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 1538-1599. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
|Citation:||Ojeda, R. & Bidau, C. 2013. Aconaemys fuscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 May 2015.|