Thalpomys lasiotis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Thalpomys lasiotis
Species Authority: Thomas, 1916
Common Name(s):
English Hairy-eared Cerrado Mouse
Akodon reinhardti Langguth, 1975
Taxonomic Notes: Thalpomys lasiotis type specimen belongs to the genus Bolomys, the correct name for this species should be T. reinhardti (Bonvicino and Marinho-Filho pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Marinhio-Filho, J., Bonvicino, C. & Vieira, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is confined to the cerrado of central Brazil (Musser and Carleton, 2005).
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Population [top]

Population: The species is common (Bonvicino pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in a wide range of habitat, including open grasslands, cerrado, and wet grasslands (Marinho-Filho pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although habitat destruction is occurring, it is not considered a major threat to this species (Marinho-Filho pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in at least three national parks.

Citation: Marinhio-Filho, J., Bonvicino, C. & Vieira, E. 2008. Thalpomys lasiotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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