Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Rhipidomys fulviventer
Species Authority: Thomas, 1896
Common Name(s):
English Buff-bellied Climbing Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: It is a species complex, some portions of which may be threatened; it includes tenicauda from the Venezuelan Cordillera Oriental which may be a separate taxa (M. Gómez-Laverde pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Gómez-Laverde, M. & Pacheco, V.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution in isolated pockets, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from isolated populations in the Andes of southwestern and central Colombia, and west and northeast Venezuela (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: It is a relatively common species (M. Gómez-Laverde pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an arboreal species; it occurs in primary montane forest (M. Gómez-Laverde and B. Rivas pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There does not appear to be any major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas througout its range.

Citation: Gómez-Laverde, M. & Pacheco, V. 2008. Rhipidomys fulviventer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19608A8991378. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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