Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Coiba Island, Panama (Woods and Kilpatrick 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

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).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Samudio, R. & Timm, R.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location that is subject to a single threat event.

History
  • 1996
    Endangered
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Population

Population
Its population status is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
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.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The island is a protected area. Considered a threatened species in Panama (R. Samudio pers. comm.).
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Wikipedia

Coiban Agouti

The Coiban Agouti (Dasyprocta coibae) is a species of rodent in the Dasyproctidae family. It is endemic to Panama. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

  1. ^ Samudio, R. & Timm, R. (2008). Dasyprocta coibae. 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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