Galea monasteriensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Caviidae

Scientific Name: Galea monasteriensis
Species Authority: Solmsdorff, Kock, Hohoff & Sachser, 2004
Taxonomic Notes: This species was described from individuals imported to Germany for laboratory experiments. The species was recognized based on morphological, behavioural, and reproductive differences from known Galea spp. (see Solmsdorff et al. 2004, and Trillmich et al. 2004).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Dunnum, J. & 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 because it has only recently been described and there is no information known from the wild; it was described from individuals found at one locality and sent to Germany. The species is in need of further work on taxonomy, distribution, threats and ecology.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known only from the type locality, where the holotype and several other individuals were wild-trapped in 1997 in Valle Hermoso, 2,557 m asl, (66°09'W, 17°23'S), south of Cochabamba, Cordillera Oriental, in Cochabamba Province, Bolivia (Solmsdorff et al., 2004).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population: The species is known only from wild caught individuals sent to Germany from the type locality (J. Dunnum pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat requirements of this species are not known. Some behavioural characteristics distinguish this species from other Galea spp. as noted by Solmsdorff et al. (2004).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is in need of further taxonomic work, as well as surveys for potential areas containing wild populations.

Citation: Dunnum, J. & Vargas, J. 2008. Galea monasteriensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136748A4335042. . Downloaded on 26 May 2016.
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