Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in northeastern Brazil south of the Amazon (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This rodent occurs in Caatinga, within semi arid scrubland (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Maximum longevity: 16.3 years (captivity)
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

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
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

History
  • 1996
    Lower Risk/least concern
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
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Population

Population
This is a common agouti species (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known if there are any effective conservation measures in place to protect this species.
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Wikipedia

Black-rumped Agouti

The Black-rumped Agouti, Dasyprocta prymnolopha, is an agouti species from the Dasyproctidae family. It is an endemic species found only in the northeast portion of Brazil.

References

  1. ^ Catzeflis, F., Patton, J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M. (2008). Dasyprocta prymnolopha. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 January 2009.


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