|Scientific Name:||Microtus oaxacensis|
|Species Authority:||Goodwin, 1966|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A.D.|
|Reviewer/s:||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
This species is listed as Endangered because its has an maximum estimated extent of occurrence of 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 found in north central Oaxaca, Mexico, on the eastern slopes of the Sierra de Juárez (1,500 to 2,500 m), including Vista Hermosa, Santiago Comaltepec, La Esperanza (Musser and Carleton 2005).|
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|Population:||There is no information about population status.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This species can be found in evergreen rainforest; it also has been recorded in dense cloud forest and disturbed vegetation consisting of various grasses and wild strawberry (Fragaria sp.) within cloud forest, pine forest (Pinus sp.), and an ecotone of cloud and pine forest (Frey and Cervantes 1997).
Captive specimens ate grasses but preferred the stems and leaves of wild strawberry (Frey and Cervantes 1997). A female taken in February was lactating. Litter size may be limited to a single young (Frey and Cervantes 1997).
|Major Threat(s):||This species is losing habitat to deforestation in parts of its range. It is estimated to have lost 1-5% of its population based upon habitat change over the past 10 years (Carton de Granmont and Cuaron pers. comm.).|
|Conservation Actions:||Not known to be present in any protected areas. It is included on the Mexican Red List of 2001.|
|Citation:||de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A.D. 2008. Microtus oaxacensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.|
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