Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in the northwest Venezuela and north central Colombia, around the foothills of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Aguillera 1979; Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005). It is a lowland species; it is found from sea level to 300 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This spiny rat is found in deciduous forest or on forest edge. This rat is nocturnal, terrestrial and solitary. It feeds on seeds, fruit, fungi, and a few leaves and insects. It is tolerant to habitat degradation.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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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
Gómez-Laverde, M. & Aguillera, 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 because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to habitat modification, 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
It is an abundant species (M. Gómez-Laverde pers. comm.).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species (M. Gómez-Laverde pers. comm.).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in several protected areas. No conservation measures are needed for this species.
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Wikipedia

Colombian spiny rat

The Colombian Spiny-rat (Proechimys canicollis) is a species of rodent in the Echimyidae family. It is found in Colombia and Venezuela.

References

  1. ^ Gómez-Laverde, M. & Aguillera, M. (2008). Proechimys canicollis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 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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