Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is distributed in Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known of the habitat and ecology of this species. The species is found amongst the numerous tepui and granitic outcrop mountains of the Guiana Shield region. Members of this genus are nocturnal, arboreal and solitary - feeding on fruits and insects and are restricted to humid forests (Emmons 1990).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bassaricyon beddardi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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
Reid, F. & Helgen, K.

Reviewer/s
Duckworth, J.W. (Small Carnivore Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is listed as Least Concern in light of its presumed broad distribution, occurrence in numerous protected areas and although deforestation and habitat conversion threaten some populations, it is suspected that the species to not declining at a rate sufficient to qualify for a threat category. Further research is needed to resolve issues surrounding taxonomic uncertainly, after which this species need to be reassessed.

History
  • 1994
    Insufficiently Known
    (Groombridge 1994)
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Population

Population
Nothing is known of populations of this species. Members of this genus are thought to be relatively rare. Confusion with kinkajous (Potos flavus) makes local anecdotes unreliable (Glatston, 1994).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Members of this genus are arboreal and are suspected to be threatened by expanding settlements and habitat fragmentation. Deforestation is a threat to populations of this species. Although adult olingos are rarely hunted, the young are caught for pets (Glatston, 1994).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is suspected to occur in a several protected areas.
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