Aconaemys sagei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Octodontidae

Scientific Name: Aconaemys sagei
Species Authority: Pearson, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Sage's Rock Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2008-07-01
Assessor(s): Ojeda, R. & Bidau, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. & Schipper, J.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements
Previously published Red List assessments:
2008 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from type locality: Argentina, Neuquén Province, Pampa de Hui Hui in areas near Lago Quillén and Lago Hui Hui (1050 m asl.) (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005). It is thought that the species also occurs in Chile in Malleco Province (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005; Ojeda and Bidau pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Chile
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1050
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1050
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant, but may have a very limited distribution (Wilson and Reeder, 2005).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in forest (Ojeda pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss is a major threat for this species (Ojeda pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed as Vulnerable in Argentina (Ojeda and Diaz, 2000); it occurs in the Lanin National Park.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
suitability: Suitable  
0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)
suitability: Suitable  
1. Land/water protection -> 1.1. Site/area protection

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: (Accessed: 13 November 2013).

Ojeda, R. A. and Diaz, G. B. (eds). 2000. Libro rojo de los mamíferos amenazados de Argentina. pp. 106. SAREM.

Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. 2005. Mammal Species of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.

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 sagei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T279A22239539. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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