Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in west central Amazonas state, Brazil, up to Jau River and both sides of the Rio Solimoes; adjacent Colombia and is likely to be found in northeastern Peru (Patton et al., 2000, J. Patton pers. comm.). Its altitudinal range reaches 300 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This rodent has been reported from terra firma forest. Pregnant females have been recorded in May and October (Patton et al., 2000). Nothing else is known about the habitat or ecology of this species (J. Patton pers. comm.).

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
Patton, J., Percequillo, A. & Costa, L.

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

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Justification
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its presumed large population, a large portion of its range occurs in protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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Population

Population
This species is uncommon where it has been collected. This is the least represented member of the genus in scientific collections (J. Patton pers. comm.).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats at this time.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Jau National Park (Patton et al., 2000), and Amana and Mamiraua protected areas as well (A. Percequillo and J. Patton pers. comm.). Surveys to the west of its present range (to Iquitos, Peru) would be very helpful.
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Wikipedia

Stiff-spine spiny rat

The Stiff-spine Spiny-rat, Proechimys echinothrix, or Tefe Spiny Rat, is a spiny rat species from South America. It is found in Brazil and Colombia.

References

  1. ^ Patton, J., Percequillo, A. & Costa, L. (2008). Proechimys echinothrix. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.


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