Rhagomys longilingua


Taxonomy [top]

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Scientific Name: Rhagomys longilingua
Species Authority: Luna & Patterson, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Dunnum, J., Vargas, J. & Patterson, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Although this species is known mainly from isolated records from a large area, it is listed as Least Concern in view of its tolerance of a range of habitats, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This poorly known species is known from three localities. Two of these are in the Alto Madre de Dios river basin in Peru (Cuzco and Madre de Dios Departments), the third locality is at Bajo Hornuni, in Bolivia. It has been recorded between 450-2,100 m (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from four specimens. This is likely to be a reflection of low sampling effort and inadequate methods.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is believed to be an arboreal species; it has been collected at 2 m above ground and in pitfall traps. It has been found in a variety of habitats from dry cane fields in lowland areas close to rivers, to humid montane forest. It has been collected in disturbed forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There does not appear to be any major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been collected in Cotapata National Park in Bolivia, and from Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru. Further research is generally needed into this poorly known species.

Citation: Dunnum, J., Vargas, J. & Patterson, B. 2008. Rhagomys longilingua. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 March 2015.
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