Handleyomys fuscatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Handleyomys fuscatus (J.A. Allen, 1912)
Common Name(s):
English Dusky Montane Mouse
Aepeomys fuscatus J.A. Allen, 1912
Taxonomic Notes: Generic synonym = Thomasomys, specific synonym = A. lugens.

Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-05-11
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Gómez-Laverde, M., Delgado, C. & Pacheco, V.
This species is listed as Least Concern since it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which does not appear to be under threat, has a presumed large population, 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:Possibly narrowly endemic, this species occurs in the Cordillera Occidental, western Colombia, in the Valle del Cauca and Risaralda Departments (Voss et al. 2002). Inhabits areas from 1,700 to 2,700 m (Prado and Percequillo 2013).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1700
Upper elevation limit (metres):2700
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Population [top]

Population:This species appear to be abundant (or at least easily trapped) at most places where they have been found to date (Voss et al. 2002).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is terrestrial. It occurs in primary premontane wet forest, secondary forest, croplands and pasture may also be suitable (Voss et al. 2002).
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is general deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Tatama and Farallones de Cali National Parks (M. Gómez-Laverde pers. comm.).

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Handleyomys fuscatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T547A22328263. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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