Thomasomys praetor 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Thomasomys praetor (Thomas, 1900)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was formerly included in the T. aureus complex. Currently it is accepted as a different species (Pacheco 2003, Voss 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Pacheco, V. & Vargas, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements. The species is not known to occur in any protected areas and needs further survey work.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the northwest Peru; limits are uncertain (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
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Population [top]

Population:It is rare (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:T. preator is poorly known. This is nocturnal, terrestrial and perhaps arboreal. It occurs in montane forest and shrubby paramo. It can be found in primary and second growth forest and moderately disturbed areas (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Some populations are threatened by deforestation, fragmentation, and agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species does not occur in any protected area (V. Pacheco pers. comm.). Further surveys are needed on ecology, habitat requirements and conservation.

Citation: Pacheco, V. & Vargas, J. 2008. Thomasomys praetor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136312A4273054. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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