Tylomys watsoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Tylomys watsoni Thomas, 1899
Common Name(s):
English Watson's Climbing Rat
Taxonomic Notes: Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-10-11
Assessor(s): Schipper, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Timm, R. & Woodman, N.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it does not appear to be under threat and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in Costa Rica and west Panamá (Musser and Carleton 2005). It occurs from lowlands to 2,700 m (Reid and Langtimm 1993 in Reid 1997).
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population:It can be extremely abundant.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species favors mid-elevation evergreen forest on the Caribbean Slope, but it is also found in humid lowland forest, and in highland oak forest (Reid 1997). Sometimes considered house pest. This species requires some degree of canopy connectivity.
Generation Length (years):2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Large populations of this species occur within protected areas.

Citation: Schipper, J. 2017. Tylomys watsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22576A22340715. . Downloaded on 22 April 2018.
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