Handleyomys intectus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Handleyomys intectus
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1921)
Common Name(s):
English Colombian Rice Rat
Oryzomys intectus Thomas, 1921

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Gómez-Laverde, M. & Delgado, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
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:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Possibly narrowly endemic, this species occurs in the Cordillera Central, central Colombia in the Antioquia, Quindio, and Risaralda Departments. It has an altitudinal range of 1,500 to 2,800 m (Voss et al., 2002).
Countries occurrence:
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 they have 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: This species is terrestrial; it is found in primary premontane wet forest, secondary forest, croplands and pasture may also be suitable (Voss et al., 2002).
Systems: Terrestrial

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. 2008. Handleyomys intectus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T15598A4877623. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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