Apomys gracilirostris 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Apomys gracilirostris
Species Authority: Ruedas, 1995
Common Name(s):
English Large Mindoro Apomys, Large Mindoro Forest Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Heaney, L., Gonzalez, J.C., Balete, D. & Esselstyn, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient since there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known only from the northern highlands on Mindoro from 1,255-1,900 m (Ruedas 1995), but the elevational limits are poorly known. The area has not been surveyed more widely, so there is a possibility that it may be found in other highland areas.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: This species is apparently relatively common locally (Ruedas 1995).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in primary montane forest, including natural bamboo thickets, which occur in landslide or burned areas within the forest (Ruedas 1995), and is potentially moderately tolerant to some stages of forest disturbance (D. Balete and L. Heaney pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is restricted to an island that has been heavily deforested and is vulnerable to further deforestation (Heaney and Utzurrum 1991). There is also habitat destruction caused by cattle grazing at higher altitudes (Ruedas 1995) and forest fires on Mt. Halcon (J. Gonzalez pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species would benefit from further research on its distribution and threats.

Citation: Heaney, L., Gonzalez, J.C., Balete, D. & Esselstyn, J. 2008. Apomys gracilirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T1917A8846946. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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