|Scientific Name:||Reithrodontomys rodriguezi|
|Species Authority:||Goodwin, 1943|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Needs taxonomic research.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Timm, R. & Woodman, N.|
|Reviewer(s):||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
Although its extent of occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, this species is listed as Least Concern in view of its occurrence in a number of well-managed 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 is patchily recorded in the Cordilleras Central and Talamancas, central Costa Rica (Musser and Carleton 2005). It occurs from 1,500 to 3,400 m (Reid 1997).|
Native:Costa Rica (Costa Rica (mainland))
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||1500|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||3400|
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|Population:||It is locally common (Reid 1997).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This mouse can be found in wet, mature highland forest and in pastures at forest edge (Reid 1997).
Its biology is poorly known. It has been trapped on the ground in grass at the edge of wet forest on Irazu (Goodwin 1946), and in low vegetation in elfin forest. This mouse feed on the nectar of a melastome (Blakea sp.), and may be one of several mouse pollinators for this plant (Lumer and Schoer 1986). A pregnant female was captured in July (Reid 1997).
|Major Threat(s):||None known.|
|Conservation Actions:||Located in national parks in well-protected forests. Needs taxonomic research.|
|Citation:||Timm, R. & Woodman, N. 2008. Reithrodontomys rodriguezi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19415A8883381. . Downloaded on 08 February 2016.|
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