Maxomys hellwaldii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Maxomys hellwaldii (Jentink, 1878)
Common Name(s):
English Hellwald’s Sulawesi Maxomys, Hellwald's Spiny Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-05
Assessor(s): Musser, G. & Ruedas, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species occurs throughout Sulawesi, Indonesia, from sea level to 1,006 m (Musser and Holden 1991).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is an abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This terrestrial species occurs in tropical lowland evergreen rain forest (Musser 1991). It can be found in disturbed habitats close to forested areas.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is hunted for food.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened to some degree by habitat degradation. It may possibly be threatened by hunting in the northern peninsula.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in Lore Lindu National Park and presumably is also present in a number of other protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy of this species, and tolerance to habitat modification.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Musser, G. & Ruedas, L. 2016. Maxomys hellwaldii (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T12895A115107798. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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