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Abrocoma boliviensis (Bolivian chinchilla rat)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Bolivian Chinchilla Rat (Abrocoma boliviensis) is a species of chinchilla rat in the Abrocomidae family. It is found only in Manuel María Caballero Province, Bolivia. Its natural habitat is the rocky areas of cloud forests in Bolivia's interior.
View Wikipedia Record: Abrocoma boliviensis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Abrocoma boliviensis

EDGE Analysis

Chinchilla rats are similar in appearance to both chinchillas and rats, hence the common name. Their fur is long, dense and soft and almost as prized as that of true chinchillas, while their proportionately longer head and ears give them a more rat-like appearance. The Bolivian chinchilla rat is the smallest of the three living Abrocoma species, and is distinguishable by its longer, hairier tail. It lives in burrows and is associated with rocky areas within cloud forest. The main threats appear to be from habitat loss and fragmentation as the forest is cleared for cattle pasture and human colonisation.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
8
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
77
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 17.91
EDGE Score: 5.71
View EDGE Record: Abrocoma boliviensis

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  158 grams
Diet [2]  Herbivore

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Bolivian montane dry forests Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Bolivian Yungas Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Comarapa Bolivia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Range Map

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Citations

Species recognized by Woods C.A., 19-Apr-2001, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Attributes / relations provided by 1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by Patterson, B. D., G. Ceballos, W. Sechrest, M. F. Tognelli, T. Brooks, L. Luna, P. Ortega, I. Salazar, and B. E. Young. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Mammals of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Bruce Patterson, Wes Sechrest, Marcelo Tognelli, Gerardo Ceballos, The Nature Conservancy—Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International—CABS, World Wildlife Fund—US, and Environment Canada—WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access