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Neotoma bunkeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Neotoma bunkeri
Species Authority: Burt, 1932
Common Name(s):
English Bunkers Woodrat, Bunker's Woodrat, Coronados Island Woodrat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Extinct because the species has not been recorded since 1931, despite exhaustive surveys.
History:
1996 Endangered
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality in Baja California Sur: Coronados Island (26°06’N, 111°18’W), México (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: No population information could be found. No extant individuals, midden piles, or other evidence have been observed in recent expeditions (Smith et al. 1993).

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Depletion of food resources and predation by feral cats has been cited as likely causes of the extirpation of this species (Smith et al. 1993).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T. 2008. Neotoma bunkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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