Rattus hoogerwerfi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Rattus hoogerwerfi
Species Authority: 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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Aplin, K., Lunde, D. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
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.
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable

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.
Indonesia (Sumatera)
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Population [top]

Population: It can be locally common in suitable habitat. Only relatively few specimens have been collected.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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.

Citation: Aplin, K., Lunde, D. & Helgen, K. 2008. Rattus hoogerwerfi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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