Tateomys macrocercus 


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)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its distribution, threats, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

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 occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1982
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2287
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known from eight specimens recorded in 1975 (Musser 1982).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21507A9293321. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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