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Heteromys oresterus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA HETEROMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Heteromys oresterus
Species Authority: Harris, 1932
Common Name(s):
English Mountain Spiny Pocket Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Woodman, N., Timm, R. & Reid, F.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its abundance within its restricted distribution, occurrence in protected areas, and because it does not appear to be under threat and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Talamanca Range of Costa Rica (Patton 2005). It occurs from 1,800 to 2,600 m (Reid 1997).
Countries:
Native:
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: It is quite common within the appropriate habitat (Reid pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in wet, montane oak forest, with numerosous fallen trees (Reid 1997). It has been found within secondary forest. Most of its biology is unknown (Reid 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species. However, it faces intrinsic threat due to its limited range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs mainly within protected areas.

Citation: Woodman, N., Timm, R. & Reid, F. 2008. Heteromys oresterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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