Order

Rodentia

Key region

N/A

Range

Bolivia

State

Pressure

This species appears to have been unaffected by the fur trade which targeted other species of chinchilla rat in the past. The main threat appears to be from habitat loss and degradation. Its range is divided by a road along which human colonisation is occurring. This, together with the clearance of cloud forest for cattle pasture, is fragmenting the species’ habitat.

Responses

This species is not known from any protected areas nor are there any targeted conservation actions in place. There is an urgent need to protect the distinct area of Comarapa. Further research is also needed in this area to try to find additional populations.

Knowledge level