Taeromys taerae 


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)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

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 occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 600
Upper elevation limit (metres): 800
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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.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2008: e.T21333A9271634. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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