Handleyomys intectus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Handleyomys intectus (Thomas, 1921)
Common Name(s):
English Colombian Rice Rat
Oryzomys intectus Thomas, 1921
Taxonomic Source(s): Gómez-Laverde, M., Voss, R.S. and Pacheco, V. 2015. Genus Handleyomys Voss, Gómez-Laverde, and Pacheco, 2002. In: Patton, J.L., Pardiñas, U.F.J. and D’Elía, G. (eds), Mammals of South America, pp. 321-323. The University of Chicago Press.
Taxonomic Notes: This species is monotypic (Gómez-Laverde et al. 2015).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-06
Assessor(s): Gómez-Laverde, M. & Delgado, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern since, although its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which does not appear to be under threat, has a presumed large population, and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to Cordillera Central of the central Andes of Columbia between 1,700 m and 2,800 m elevation. It is known in the departments of Antioquia, Quindío, and Risaralda (Gómez-Laverde et al. 2015).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1500
Upper elevation limit (metres):2800
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Population [top]

Population:This species appear to be abundant (or at least easily trapped) at most places where it has been found to date (Voss et al. 2002).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:H. intectus is apparently terrestrial and nocturnal. It is known to inhabit both primary cloud forest and adjacent secondary growth, usually in cool and very humid environments (Gómez-Laverde et al. 2015).
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the northern part of its range deforestation is prevalent (C. Delgado pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found in several reserves, but not national parks.

Citation: Gómez-Laverde, M. & Delgado, C. 2016. Handleyomys intectus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T15598A22328547. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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