|Scientific Name:||Dasyprocta coibae|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1902|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Samudio, R. & Timm, R.|
|Reviewer/s:||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location that is subject to a single threat event.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Coiba Island, Panama (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005).|
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|Population:||Its population status is unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This rodent is poorly known. It is found in forested regions, which are mainly deciduous (Reid 1997). Its biology has not been reported, but is probably similar to D. punctata (Reid 1997).|
|Major Threat(s):||This species has no major threats, though it could be subject to a single threat event. Future potential threats include tourist development, hurricanes, and disease.|
|Conservation Actions:||The island is a protected area. Considered a threatened species in Panama (R. Samudio pers. comm.).|
Reid, F. 1997. A field guide to the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York, 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:||Samudio, R. & Timm, R. 2008. Dasyprocta coibae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 December 2013.|
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