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Thomasomys incanus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Thomasomys incanus
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1894)
Common Name(s):
English Inca Oldfield Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: This species is in revision (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(i,ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Pacheco, V. & Vargas, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Andes of central Peru (Musser and Carleton, 2005). It has an altitudinal range of 2,550 to 3,250 m (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: This species is locally common to rare (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This rodent occurs in montane forest. It is terrestrial and nocturnal (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are deforestation, fragmentation, and agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded in Yanachala Chemillén National Park (V. Pacheco pers. comm.).

Citation: Pacheco, V. & Vargas, J. 2008. Thomasomys incanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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