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Tateomys macrocercus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Tateomys macrocercus
Species Authority: Musser, 1982
Common Name/s:
English Long-tailed Sulawesian Shrew Rat, Long-tailed Shrew Rat

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 in view of the absence of recent information on its distribution, threats, status and ecological requirements.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This poorly known species is known only from Mt. Nokilalaki, in central Sulawesi (Indonesia), where it occurs from 1,982 to 2,287 m (Musser and Carleton 2005). It is possibly also present in nearby montane regions, but field surveys are needed to determine this.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known from eight specimens recorded in 1975 (Musser 1982).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been collected in tropical upper montane rain forest (Musser and Carleton 2005). It is not known if the species can persist in modified habitats. It is scansorial, nocturnal, and vermivorous feeding on earthworms (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been recorded from the Lore Lindu National Park, it is not known if the species occurs in any additional protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, ecology and threats to this poorly known species.
Citation: Musser, G. & Ruedas, L. 2008. Tateomys macrocercus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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