Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in Brazil, in northeastern Goias State and possibly adjacent Tocantins State (Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This rodent is possibly associated with dry forest and calcareous substrate (Reis, M. pers. comm.). It is restricted to the Brazilian Cerrado (Langguth, A. pers. comm.). Some specimens have been collected from rocky habitats, where it nests in rock crevices; it is vegetarian, feeding primarily on cacti, manioc and leaves (Moojen, et al., 1997). It is reported to be an active and acrobatic animal (Moojen, et al., 1997).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Langguth, A. & Reis, M.

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 Data Deficient as it has only recently been described and is still known only from three specimens. It most likely occurs more widely than is currently known. More information is needed on its range, ecology, threats and population status for an assessment to be made.
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Population

Population
There is no information on population or abundance. It is known from only three specimens.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Threats to this species are presently unknown. As a large species, it is possible that it is affected by hunting pressure (Lacher pers. comm.), but this requires confirmation.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in the Terra Ronca State Park. Further research is needed to determine the species' range, population status, ecology and threats.
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Wikipedia

Acrobatic cavy

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