Rattus everetti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Rattus everetti (Günther, 1879)
Common Name(s):
English Philippine Forest Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-08
Assessor(s): Heaney, L., Alviola, P., Duya, M.R., Tabao, M., Gonzalez, J.C. & Balete, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, tolerance of a range of habitats, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is endemic to the Philippines where it is widespread though its range excluding the Palawan Faunal Region and the Batanes/Babuyan groups (Heaney et al. 1998). Specimens are recorded from Biliran, Bohol, Camiguin, Catanduanes, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon (Abra, Albay, Aurora, Benguet, Camarines Sur, Laguna, Mountain Province, Pampanga, Quezon, Rizal, and Sorsogon provinces), Marinduque, Maripipi, Mindanao (Bukidnon, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, South Cotabato, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Zamboanga del Norte provinces), Mindoro, Burias, Panay, Siargao, and Ticao. It has also been reported from Samar (Johnson 1946).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2400
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is most common in primary and disturbed forest, uncommon in secondary forest, and usually absent in agricultural areas.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in primary and disturbed lowland, montane, and mossy forest, including scrubby areas close to forest (Balete and Heaney 2006, Danielsen et al. 1994, Heaney et al. 1991, Rabor 1955). There are no records from agricultural lands or completely deforested areas. Its elevation range is from sea level to 2,200 m on Luzon, and up to 2,400 m on Mindanao (Musser and Heaney 1992, Rickart et al. 1993).
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species which has been found to be competitively superior to introduced Rattus species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in a number of protected areas across its range.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Heaney, L., Alviola, P., Duya, M.R., Tabao, M., Gonzalez, J.C. & Balete, D. 2016. Rattus everetti (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T19329A115146445. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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