Niviventer lepturus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Niviventer lepturus (Jentink, 1879)
Common Name(s):
English Montane Javan Niviventer, Narrow-tailed White-bellied Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-02-08
Assessor(s): Aplin, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Lunde, D.P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Clayton, E.
Listed as Least Concern as it is common in its restricted distribution, and there are currently no major threats to the species. It is unlikely to be declining at a rate sufficient to warrant listing in a higher category of threat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to western and central Java (Musser and Carleton 2005). Elevation range is probably above 1,000 m.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:It is relatively common, and easy to trap.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in montane forest (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Generation Length (years):2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely to be affected by habitat loss given its presence at upper elevations on Java.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park, and presumably in several other protected areas.

Citation: Aplin, K. 2016. Niviventer lepturus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T14823A22413615. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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