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Calomys sorellus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Calomys sorellus
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1900)
Common Name/s:
English Peruvian Vesper Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: This is a species complex, which requires further taxonomic studies.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Pacheco, V., Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Peruvian Andes, from Libertad Department, in the north, to Puno Department, in the south (Musser and Carleton, 2005). It has an altitudinal range of 2,000 to 4,600 m.
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in a wide variety of montane habitats including Polylepis woodland, shrubland, grassland, pasture and cropland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in at least 14 protected areas. Other than further taxonomic studies of this species complex, no further direct conservation measures are needed.
Citation: Pacheco, V., Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E. 2008. Calomys sorellus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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