Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Tarsomys apoensis
Species Authority: Mearns, 1905
Common Name(s):
English Dusky Tarsomys, Long-footed Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Heaney, L. & Tabaranza, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Although this species is known mainly from isolated records from a large area, it is listed as Least Concern in view of its presumed wide distribution, it is a moderately common species which is likely to have a stable population in its high altitude montane mossy forest habitat which is not in decline.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Philippines where it is known only from the highlands of Mindanao (Bukidnon, Davao del Sur, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, and Zamboanga del Norte provinces). It has been recorded from Mt. Apo, Katanglad and Malindang, although it is possible that it is more widespread than this.
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1550
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2400
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Population [top]

Population: This is a moderately abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in montane and mossy forest from 1,550 to 2,400 m (Heaney et al. 1998; Musser and Heaney 1992).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is found in protected areas across its range.

Citation: Heaney, L. & Tabaranza, B. 2008. Tarsomys apoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21495A9290192. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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