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Taeromys taerae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Taeromys taerae
Species Authority: (Sody, 1932)
Common Name(s):
English Northeastern Mountain Taeromys, Tondano Rat
Taxonomic Notes: Taeromys taerae is the north east peninsular highland and morphological relative of T. hamatus, which is found only in mountains of central Sulawesi (Musser and Carleton 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Musser, G. & Ruedas, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient as the limits of distribution are not well known and there is no recent information on population status, having last been collected in 1932.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the highlands of north eastern Sulawesi, where it is known from three very nearby localities, from 600-800 m (Musser and Carleton 2005). It likely occurs more widely than current records suggest.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia
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Population [top]

Population: It is known from six specimens (plus one additional specimen not attributable to any locality), and was last collected around 1932 (G. Musser pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits montane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is likely to be affected by ongoing loss of forest, and probably is present in bushmeat markets.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas. There is a need for further survey work to determine the population status of this species and the limits of distribution.

Citation: Musser, G. & Ruedas, L. 2008. Taeromys taerae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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