Paulamys naso 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Paulamys naso
Species Authority: (Musser, 1981)
Common Name(s):
English Paula’s Long-nosed Rat, Flores Long-nosed Rat
Taxonomic Notes: Originally described from subfossil fragments (Musser 1981, Musser et al. 1986), but an extant specimen collected in tropical rainforest at 1,600m 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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Helgen, K. & Aplin, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Endangered as it has a range of less than 5,000 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:
1996 Extinct (EX)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Flores island, Indonesia (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
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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: No

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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.

Citation: Helgen, K. & Aplin, K. 2008. Paulamys naso. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T16426A5802188. . Downloaded on 27 May 2016.
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