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Juscelinomys candango Moojen, 1965:281

Candago mouse, Brasilia burrowing mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1960 (1990?)


IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Distrito Federal, Cerrado region, Brasilia, Brazil






According to (Emmons, 1999:7) there exists "the holotype, a series of seven paratype skins, and nine skulls", thus representing a minimum of 9 different individuals.


Holotype: MN 23870 (female)

Type locality: Central Brazil, Federal District, Brasilia, Parque Zoobotanico, at 1,030 m

Paratypes (all males):

MN 23871
MN 30026
MN 30027
MN 30028
MN 30030
MN 30031
MN 30032






Original scientific description:

Moojen, J. (1965). Novo género de Cricetidae do Brasil Central. (Glires, Mammalia.). Rev. Brasil. Biol. 25: 281-285.


Other references:

da Fonseca, G. A. (1994). Livro vermelho dos mamíferos brasileiros ameaçados de extinção. Fundação Biodiversitas.

Emmons, Louise H. (1999). Two New Species of Juscelinomys (Rodentia: Muridae) from Bolivia. American Museum Novitates, No. 3280: 1-15.

Emmons, Louise H. (2015). Genus Juscelinomys Moojen, 1965, pp. 225-228. In: Patton, J. L., Pardiñas, U. F. J. and D’Elía, G. (eds.). Mammals of South America, Vol. 2 – Rodents. Chicago: Te University of Chicago Press.

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.097 kg min. mass estimate]

Gutiérrez, Eliécer E. and Marinho-Filho, Jader. (2017). The mammalian faunas endemic to the Cerrado and the Caatinga. ZooKeys 644: 105-157.

Leite, Y. and Patterson, B. (2008). Juscelinomys candango. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 09 September 2012.

Smith, F.A., Lyons, S.K., Morgan Ernest, S.K., Jones, K.E., Kauffman, D.M., Dayan, T., Marquet, P.A., Brown, J.H. & Haskell, J.P. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84, Eco­logical Archives E084­093­metadata: 1-15.



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