Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Thomasomys onkiro
Species Authority: Luna & Pacheco, 2002

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location, and although it occurs in a protected area the surrounding region is rapidly being converted to human use.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from elfin forest at the type locality at 3,350 m Vilcabamba, south Peru (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: This species likely common (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This rodent occurs in montane forest and is terrestrial (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are deforestation, fragmentation, and agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in the Otishi National Park (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).

Citation: Pacheco, V. & Vargas, J. 2008. Thomasomys onkiro. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136575A4312676. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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