|Scientific Name:||Reithrodontomys brevirostris|
|Species Authority:||Goodwin, 1943|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Woodman, N. & Reid, F.|
|Reviewer(s):||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it does not appear to be under threat and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in allopatric populations in highlands of north central Nicaragua (Jones and Genoways 1970) and central Costa Rica (Musser and Carleton 2005). In Nicaragua it occurs from 1,100 to 1,250 m (Reid 1997) and in Costa Rica from 1,700 to 2,300 m (Reid 1997).|
Native:Costa Rica (Costa Rica (mainland)); Nicaragua (Nicaragua (mainland))
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||1100|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||2300|
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|Population:||This mouse is generally rare and local (Reid 1997), but may be abundant is secondary growth.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is poorly known. It can be found in or near evergreen forest. It was recorded in Nicaragua from a shaded coffee field; in Costa Rica it was found in deep rocky canyons and cloud forest (Reid 1997). It was trapped along fallen logs and at the bases of large trees in Nicaragua (Jones and Genoways 1970).
Two pregnant females, with 3 and 4 embryos, were caught in June (Reid 1997). Often in edge habitat.
|Major Threat(s):||None known.|
|Conservation Actions:||Located in mid-elevation national parks in Costa Rica, including Rincon de la Vieja national park.|
|Citation:||Woodman, N. & Reid, F. 2008. Reithrodontomys brevirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19402A8876580. . Downloaded on 24 November 2015.|
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