Handleyomys rhabdops 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Handleyomys rhabdops (Merriam, 1901)
Common Name(s):
English Striped Rice Rat
Oryzomys rhabdops Merriam, 1901
Taxonomic Notes: Pending revisionary work, Oryzomys rhabdops has been provisionally reassigned to the new genus Handleyomys (Weksler et al. 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Reid, F. & Vázquez, E.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the highlands of south Chiapas, Mexico, and central Guatemala (Musser and Carleton 2005). It is found at 1,250 to 3,250 m (Reid 1997).
Countries occurrence:
Guatemala; Mexico
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1250
Upper elevation limit (metres):3250
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Population [top]

Population:It is uncommon (Reid 1997).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is known from evergreen and semideciduous forest and forest edge. It favors cool, wet, highland forest, often near water, but it is sometimes found in wet field or brush (Reid 1997). It is nocturnal and terrestrial (Reid 1997). It has a very restricted range in cloud forest and pine-oak forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation in its restricted habitat is a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in a few protected areas in Mexico and in the Sierra de las Minas in Guatemala.

Citation: Reid, F. & Vázquez, E. 2008. Handleyomys rhabdops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T15611A4897659. . Downloaded on 18 October 2017.
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