Irenomys tarsalis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Irenomys tarsalis (Philippi, 1900)
Common Name(s):
English Chilean Climbing Mouse, Large-footed Irenomys
Taxonomic Notes: Muñoz Pedreros (2000) maintained longicaudatus, along with nominate tarsalis, as subspecies for Chilean populations.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-06
Assessor(s): Pardinas, U., Patterson, B., D'elia, G. & Teta, P.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in central and southern Chile (see Saavedra and Simonetti 2000, for northern range extension), including Chiloe and Guaitecas Islands, and adjacent Argentina (Neuquén to Chubut Provinces—see Pardiñas et al. 2003, Pearson 1995).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Chile
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species occurs in high local abundances (i.e. in Bariloche has been caught in large numbers in camera-tramps). (Cofre and Marquet 1999). In other areas is an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is endemic to forest steppe ecotones and Andean forests; in Argentina it is found closely associated with Nothofagus spp. forests (Pardinas et al. 2004). Saavedra and Simonetti (2000) have reported isolated populations in central Chile in coastal maulino forest patches.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is very associated to forests, so deforestation can be considered a threat for it.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Pardinas, U., Patterson, B., D'elia, G. & Teta, P. 2016. Irenomys tarsalis. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T10851A115100042. . Downloaded on 21 October 2017.
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