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Oligoryzomys stramineus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Oligoryzomys stramineus
Species Authority: Bonvicino & Weksler, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, likely occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in cerrado (Goiás and Minas Gerais States) and caatinga (Paraíba and Pernambuco States) formations of northeast and central Brazil (Bonvicino and Weksler, 1998).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This rodent has been taken from cerrado habitat and gallery forest in Terezina de Goias (Bonvicino et al., 2002). It has been collected in moderately disturbed areas (Weksler and Bonvicino pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has not been collected in any protected areas but it is likely to occur in some that are in its range.

Bibliography [top]

Bonvicino, C. R. and Weksler, M. 1998. A new species of Oligoryzomys (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae), from Northeastern Brazil.

Bonvicino, C. R., Lindbergh, S. M. and Maroja, L. S. 2002. Small non-flying mammals from conserved and altered areas of Atlantic Forest and Cerrado: comments on their potential use for monitoring environment. Brazilian Journal of Biology 62(4B): 765-774.

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. and Bonvicino, C. R. 2005. Taxonomy of Pigmy Rice Rats Genus Ologoryzomys Bangs, 1900 (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae) of the Brazilian Cerrado, with the Description of Two New Species. Arquivos do Museu Nacional 63(1): 113-130.


Citation: Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C. 2008. Oligoryzomys stramineus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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