Calomys sorellus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Calomys sorellus (Thomas, 1900)
Common Name(s):
English Peruvian Vesper Mouse, Peruvian Laucha
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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-10
Assessor(s): Pacheco, V., Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):2000
Upper elevation limit (metres):4600
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.
Generation Length (years):1-2

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.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Pacheco, V., Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E. 2016. Calomys sorellus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T3616A115066163. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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