|Scientific Name:||Dasyprocta leporina|
|Species Authority:||(Linnaeus, 1758)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Emmons, L. & Reid, F.|
|Reviewer/s:||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, lack of major threats, and because it is unlikely to be in decline.
|Range Description:||This species is found in South America north of the Amazon and east of the Rio Negro (L. Emmons pers. comm.); it occurs in Venezuela, the Guianas (French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname), central Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago. It has been introduced to the Lesser Antilles; specifically Dominica, Grenada, and US Virgin Islands (Eisenberg and Redford 1999).|
Native:Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela
Introduced:Dominica; Grenada; Virgin Islands, U.S.
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|Population:||It is a common species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a forest species, including degraded secondary forest.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species. It is hunted locally, but this is not seen as a major threat to the species overall.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in protected areas in every country in its range.|
Eisenberg, J. F. and Redford, K. H. 1999. Mammals of the Neotropics: The Central Neotropics. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA.
|Citation:||Emmons, L. & Reid, F. 2008. Dasyprocta leporina. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 May 2013.|
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