|Scientific Name:||Reithrodontomys sumichrasti|
|Species Authority:||(Saussure, 1861)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Reid, F., Samudio, R. & Pino, J.|
|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 wide distribution, 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 is known from allopatric segments in the Middle American highlands: southwest Jalisco and south San Luis Potosí to central Guerrero and east central Oaxaca, México; central Chiapas, México, to north central Nicaragua; and central Costa Rica to west Panamá (Musser and Carleton 2005). It occurs from 1,200 to 4,000 m (Reid 1997).|
Native:Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||1200|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||4000|
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|Population:||This mouse is widespread, often common (Reid 1997).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found at forest edge or among brush and pastured in cold, wet montane regions. It favors more open habitats than other harvest mice; it is fairly common in coniferous forest, but rare in mature, broadleaf forest (Reid 1997). Does well in secondary forest.
This mouse is mainly terrestrial and is usually trapped on the ground; although it can climb. A round nest of grass was fond under a log in a coffee field in Nicaragua (Jones and Genoways 1970 in Reid 1997). Breeding may occur year-round, and litter size is 3 to 5 young (Anderson and Jones 1960 in Reid 1997).
|Major Threat(s):||None known.|
|Conservation Actions:||Occurs in protected areas.|
|Citation:||Reid, F., Samudio, R. & Pino, J. 2008. Reithrodontomys sumichrasti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19417A8887451. . Downloaded on 10 February 2016.|
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