|Scientific Name:||Aconaemys sagei Pearson, 1984|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Contributor(s):||Ojeda, R. & Bidau, C.|
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is known from Neuquén Province and Pampa de Hui Hui in areas near Lago Quillén and Lago Hui Hui in Argentina and in Malleco and Cautín Provinces in Chile (Verzi et al. 2015).|
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|Population:||It is locally abundant, but may have a very limited distribution (Verzi et al. 2015).|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occurs in forest (Ojeda pers. comm.). It is a diurnal herbivore, and is abundant in ungrazed bunchgrass. It is adapted for a subterranean lifestyle but still spends a good portion of time above ground. Live in burrows, and excavated earth is trampled to become runways (Verzi et al. 2015).|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss is a major threat for this species (Ojeda pers. comm.).|
|Conservation Actions:||Listed as Vulnerable in Argentina (Ojeda and Diaz 2000); it occurs in the Lanin National Park.|
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 04 September 2016).
Verzi, D.H., Diaz, M.M. and Barquez, R.M. 2015. Family Octodontidae Waterhouse, 1839. In: Patton, J.L., Pardinas, U.F.J. and D'Elia, G. (eds), Mammals of South America Volume 2: Rodents, The University of Chicago Press.
|Citation:||Roach, N. 2016. Aconaemys sagei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T279A78318855.Downloaded on 12 December 2017.|