Phyllotis limatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Phyllotis limatus Thomas, 1912
Taxonomic Notes: There are two forms of this species described (Steppan, 1998).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-01
Assessor(s): Vivar, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Zeballos, H.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from west-central Peru to northern Chile along the western coast and contiguous Pacific slopes of the Andes, from sea level to 4,000 m (Steppan 1998, Musser and Carleton 2005, Steppan and Ramirez 2015).
Countries occurrence:
Chile; Peru
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):4000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in rocky and sandy areas in the desert, in riparian vegetation and gallery forest, in coastal Lomas habitat, and some Puna areas in southern Peru and Chile. It can be found in secondary and disturbed areas. It feeds on insects and forbs.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In coastal areas the species is threatened by loss of habitat, but in the majority of its range there are no major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in several protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Vivar, E. 2016. Phyllotis limatus. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136629A115210752. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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