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Handleyomys melanotis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Handleyomys melanotis
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1893)
Common Name(s):
English Black-eared Rice Rat
Synonym(s):
Oryzomys melanotis Thomas, 1893
Taxonomic Notes: Pending revisionary work, Oryzomys melanotis has been provisionally reassigned to the new genus Handleyomys (Weksler et al. 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
History:
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in low to intermediate elevations of western México, from south Sinaloa to southwest Oaxaca (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: This species is not considered to be rare.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. The area in which it is found is characterized by coastal lowland forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species range falls within several protected areas.

Citation: Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E. 2008. Handleyomys melanotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 September 2014.
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