Paulamys naso 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Paulamys naso (Musser, 1981)
Common Name(s):
English Paula’s Long-nosed Rat, Flores Long-nosed Rat
Taxonomic Notes: This species was originally described from subfossil fragments (Musser 1981, Musser et al. 1986), but an extant specimen collected in tropical rainforest at 1,600 m from south central Flores was referred to this species by Kitchener et al. (1991), who suggested it is closely related to Sulawesian Bunomys.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-12
Assessor(s): Clayton, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Helgen, K. & Aplin, K.
Listed as Endangered as it has an extent of occurrence of approximately 1,123 km², being confined to montane regions on Flores, the range is severely fragmented, and it is undergoing a continuing decline in area of occupancy and extant and quality of habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Flores island, Indonesia (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Yes
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:1123
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:Recorded as common on Gunung Ranaka from 1,000 to 2,000 m in west Flores (Kitchener et al. 1998 Kitchener and Yani 1998).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in montane forest (Musser and Carleton 2005), although it apparently has been recorded from slightly degraded habitats.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is almost certainly affected by habitat loss, since it exists at higher population densities in intact habitat rather than degraded habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in Rutong Protection Forest. Further survey work is needed through Flores to determine whether it might be present in other montane parts of Flores.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Clayton, E. 2016. Paulamys naso. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T16426A115133302. . Downloaded on 20 September 2017.
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