Tylomys mirae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Tylomys mirae
Species Authority: Thomas, 1899
Common Name(s):
English Mira Climbing Rat
Taxonomic Notes: In the central distribution in Colombia the species is synonymous with bogotensis (Goodwin, 1955).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Gómez-Laverde, M. & Tirira, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the west and central Colombia, lowlands of the valley of Magdalena river (Goodwin, 1955), unknown distribution south in the valley (M. Gómez-Laverde pers. comm.); also northwest Ecuador (Musser and Carleton, 2005). It has an altitudinal range of 50 to 1,100 m in Ecuador (D. Tirira pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Ecuador
Lower elevation limit (metres): 50
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1100
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Population [top]

Population: It is apparently uncommon (Emmons and Feer, 1997). Not commonly collected as arboreal and difficult to capture (M. Gómez-Laverde and R.P. Anderson pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is apparently arboreal in wet forest (M. Gómez-Laverde and R.P. Anderson pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats are deforestation and habitat lost; also are taken for food by local communities and sold locally, but is not an important threat (M. Gómez-Laverde and D. Tirira pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It probably occurs in several parks throughout the range.

Citation: Gómez-Laverde, M. & Tirira, D. 2008. Tylomys mirae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T22572A9377022. . Downloaded on 27 May 2016.
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