Maxomys inas 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Maxomys inas
Species Authority: (Bonhote, 1906)
Common Name(s):
English Malayan Mountain Maxomys, Malayan Mountain Spiny Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lunde, D. & Aplin, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern as the species has a relatively wide distribution in montane parts of the Malay Peninsula (though it may occur further north), and there are not believed to be any major threats to the species at present.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Malay Peninsula (and possibly peninsular Thailand, south of the isthmus of Kra), and rarely occurring below 900 m (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: Md Nor (2001) recorded 13 specimens from Mt. Nuang, Hulu Langat, Selangor province.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found only in montane forest (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in Selangor Wildlife Reserve, and probably occurs in several other protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.

Citation: Lunde, D. & Aplin, K. 2008. Maxomys inas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T12897A3395409. . Downloaded on 24 May 2016.
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