|Scientific Name:||Liomys spectabilis|
|Species Authority:||Genoways, 1971|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Vázquez, E.|
|Reviewer/s:||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
|Range Description:||This species is known from southeast Jalisco (Mexico) (Patton 2005). Its altitudinal range is 960 to 1,615 m (Genoways 1973 in Dominguez-Castellanos and Ortega 2003).|
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|Population:||This species is known from few localities and is considered rare due to a low numbers of specimens (Dominguez-Castellanos and Ortega 2003).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This species can be found in xerophytic montane areas and pine-oak forest (Genoways 1971 in Dominguez-Castellanos and Ortega 2003). Weeds, low brush, cornfields, grass, and several trees compose the typical habitat of the Jaliscan spiny pocket mouse (Genoways 1973 in Dominguez-Castellanos and Ortega 2003). Some specimens were caught in the immediate vicinity of a highway (Dominguez-Castellanos and Ortega 2003). Current agricultural use has greatly modified the landscape (Genoways 1971 in Dominguez-Castellanos and Ortega 2003).
The biology and ecology of this species is poorly known.
|Major Threat(s):||The species is reported as having a small range that is subject to increasing habitat disruption (Nowak 1999). The pine-oak forest in this region is severely fragmented due to timber extraction.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is protected under Mexican Law (NOM-059-ECOl-2001).|
|Citation:||Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Vázquez, E. 2008. Liomys spectabilis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 05 December 2013.|
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