Chaetodipus goldmani 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Heteromyidae

Scientific Name: Chaetodipus goldmani (Osgood, 1900)
Common Name(s):
English Goldman's Pocket Mouse
Taxonomic Source(s): Straney, D. O. and Patton, J.L. 1980. Phylogenetic and environmental determinants of geographic variation of the pocket mouse Perognathus goldmani Osgood. Evolution 34: 888-903.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-09-24
Assessor(s): Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. & McKnight, M.W.

Listed as Near Threatened because this species is likely in significant decline (but probably at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) because of the widespread application of rodenticides and habitat loss through much of its range, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in Mexico, from northeastern to southern Sonora, southwestern Chihuahua, and northern Sinaloa (Patton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora)
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:This is not a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species can be found in brushy arroyos, and along the edges of cultivated fields. It occurs in sandy areas among mesquite (Prosopis). It is common near rocks and in dry arroyos. The habitat is thornscrub and short-tree forests with alluvial soils. There is a paucity of information regarding diet; however, in Sonora it eats grass seeds (Lackey and Best 1992). This species can live in agriculture areas. It is found in coastal areas, and along the foothills of the Sierras, which has not yet been converted to agriculture.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): At least 60% of its historical range is estimated to have been converted to agriculture. In the southern part of its range, agricultural development and the application of rodenticides are threats to this species. The application of rodenticides over the past 10 years is thought to have caused a serious decline in its population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. It is unknown whether or not it occurs in any protected areas.

Citation: Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T. 2010. Chaetodipus goldmani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T4332A10795149. . Downloaded on 19 October 2017.
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