Tylomys tumbalensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Tylomys tumbalensis Merriam, 1901
Common Name(s):
English Tumbalá Climbing Rat, Tumbala Climbing Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. & Castro-Arellano, I.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Listed as Critically Endangered because this species is only known from one location, with an extent of occurrence less than 100 km2, and is likely experiencing a severe population decline from complete conversion of native habitat due to urbanization and agriculture.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality in Tumbala, Chiapas, Mexico.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:This species is known from less than 10 specimens from the type locality, and has not been collected in at least 40 years.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This area was originally tropical forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This area has been completely deforested with only very small patches of original vegetation. Land use change is due to agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected by the Mexican government (NOM-059_ECOL_2001)

Citation: Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. & Castro-Arellano, I. 2008. Tylomys tumbalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T22575A9377455. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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