Neotoma chrysomelas 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Neotoma chrysomelas
Species Authority: J.A. Allen, 1908
Common Name(s):
English Nicaraguan Woodrat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Matson, J. & Emmons, L.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Although this species is known mainly from isolated records from a large area, it is listed as Least Concern because it is found in protected areas, expected to be widespread, and is thought to occur in rock outcrops, which are not under threat. It is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from north-west Nicaragua and north-western Honduras (Musser and Carleton 2005). Found up to 2,000 m.
Countries occurrence:
Honduras; Nicaragua
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2000
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Population [top]

Population: Rare and local, known from only a few specimens (Reid 1997).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. Thought to be found in rock outcrops.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown, but its habitat preference is thought to be for rocky outcrops, which are not under threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in Salaqui National Park in Honduras. More information is required regarding the ecological requirements and possible threats faced by the species.

Citation: Matson, J. & Emmons, L. 2008. Neotoma chrysomelas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T14585A4446699. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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