Handleyomys fuscatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Handleyomys fuscatus
Species Authority: (J.A. Allen, 1912)
Common Name(s):
English Dusky Montane Mouse
Aepeomys fuscatus J.A. Allen, 1912

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Gómez-Laverde, M., Delgado, C. & Pacheco, V.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Possibly narrowly endemic, this species occurs in the Cordillera Occidental, 1,700 to 2,580 m, western Colombia, in the Valle del Cauca and Risaralda Departments (Voss et al., 2002).
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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).
Population Trend: Decreasing

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).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): 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: Gómez-Laverde, M., Delgado, C. & Pacheco, V. 2008. Handleyomys fuscatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 March 2015.
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