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Chiropodomys karlkoopmani

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Chiropodomys karlkoopmani
Species Authority: Musser, 1979
Common Name(s):
English Koopman’s Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse, Koopman's Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lunde, D., Ruedas, L. & Musser, G.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered as the range of the species is less than 5,000 km2, it is known only from two small islands, and it is believed to be undergoing a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.
History:
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Pagai and Siberut islands, in the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Sumatera)
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from a single specimen from Pagai. There is no recent information on its population status.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is an arboreal species living in tropical primary lowland forest (Musser 1979).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is forest loss due to logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Part of Siberut is protected as the Siberut National Park, but it is not clear if this species is present in this reserve. There is an urgent need for improved habitat protection on the Mentawai islands. Further survey work is needed to determine the population status of the species.

Citation: Lunde, D., Ruedas, L. & Musser, G. 2008. Chiropodomys karlkoopmani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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