|Scientific Name:||Dasyprocta ruatanica|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1901|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species needs taxonomic review (Emmons pers. comm.).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Schipper, J., Emmons, L., Woodman, N., Timm, R. & McCarthy, T.|
|Reviewer/s:||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in area of occupancy, the extent and quality of its habitat, and presumably the number of mature individuals.
|Range Description:||This species is presumably endemic to Roatán Island, Honduras (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005). There are peccary populations on several other nearby islands that are thought to be transplants, however, it is not known which species they represent (Emmons pers. comm.).|
Native:Honduras (Honduran Caribbean Is.)
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|Population:||This species is locally common where protected or where not persecuted.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This rodent is poorly known. It is found in forested regions and second growth forest (Reid 1997). Its biology has not been reported, but is probably similar to that of D. punctata (Reid 1997).|
|Major Threat(s):||Ongoing habitat-loss and habitat degradation, as well as hunting, are major threats.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs within two protected areas (J. Schipper pers. comm.). Further taxonomic research is needed.|
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
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:||Schipper, J., Emmons, L., Woodman, N., Timm, R. & McCarthy, T. 2008. Dasyprocta ruatanica. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 May 2013.|
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