Reithrodontomys paradoxus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Reithrodontomys paradoxus Jones & Genoways, 1970
Common Name(s):
English Nicaraguan Harvest Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Reid, F., Emmons, L., Matson, J. & Timm, R.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from isolated records in southwestern Nicaragua and west central Costa Rica (Musser and Carleton 2005). It occurs from 660 m to750 m (Jones and Baldassarre 1982 in Reid 1997).
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica (Costa Rica (mainland)); Nicaragua (Nicaragua (mainland))
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):660
Upper elevation limit (metres):750
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Population [top]

Population:It is known from very few specimens (Reid 1997). It is poorly known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Its biology is unknown. This species occurs in deciduous forest (Reid 1997), often in degraded areas.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of its habitat has been degraded, so habitat degradation and deforestation are potential threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further studies are urgently required concerning its ecology, taxonomic affinities, and extent of occurrence.

Citation: Reid, F., Emmons, L., Matson, J. & Timm, R. 2008. Reithrodontomys paradoxus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19414A8881163. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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