Rattus hoogerwerfi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Rattus hoogerwerfi Chasen, 1939
Common Name(s):
English Hoogerwerf’s Sumatran Rat, Hoogerwerf's Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-12
Assessor(s): Clayton, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Aplin, K., Helgen, K. & Lunde, D.P.
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations. Any habitat loss at these sites would rapidly qualify the species for listing in a higher threat category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the mountains of western Sumatra, Indonesia, where in the foothills and upper slopes of Gunung Leuser from 2,500 to 3,000 m (Miller 1942). It may occur more widely in the northern mountain block, but further surveys are needed to confirm this.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Number of Locations:4-5
Lower elevation limit (metres):2500
Upper elevation limit (metres):3000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It can be locally common in suitable habitat. Only relatively few specimens have been collected.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in upper montane moss forest and exposed forested heath. It is not known is the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although there appear to be no major threats to the species at present, it is potentially threatened by loss of its very limited dry habitat through fire.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in Gunung Leuser National Park. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, ecology, and threats to this poorly-known species.

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. Rattus hoogerwerfi (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T19336A115147169. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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