Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in the Guianas.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Occurs in lowland humid forests and secondary forests.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Maximum longevity: 14 years (captivity)
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Catzeflis, F., Patton J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient due to continuing taxonomic uncertainty. Further taxonomic information is needed and may change species status in the future.

History
  • 1996
    Data Deficient
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Population

Population
This species is apparently common.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species. It is hunted by this is a minor threat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is found in several protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Crested Agouti

The Crested Agouti (Dasyprocta cristata) is a species of rodent in the Dasyproctidae family. It is endemic to Suriname. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

  1. ^ Catzeflis, F., Patton, J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M. (2008). Dasyprocta cristata. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 January 2009.
  • Woods, C. A. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Hystricognathi. Pp 1538-1600 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.
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